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    Posted on 9 Sep 2016

    A New Delhi Woman Live-Tweeted A Harrowing Uber Ride In Which She Feared For Her Safety

    The matter is under investigation and the driver has been suspended by Uber.

    New Delhi-based journalist Preetha Banerjee recently had a hellish ordeal while travelling by Uber from Connaught Place to her residence in South Delhi.

    Tengku Bahar / AFP / Getty Images

    Banerjee alleged that during the ride, the driver threatened to throw her out, and so she started live-tweeting the entire incident directly to Uber India's Twitter handle.

    Twitter: @PreethaBanerjee

    Banerjee told BuzzFeed she was travelling without any cash on her, and hence didn't want to get off immediately. "Also, I didn't want to give in to his whims," she added, "and I felt I can do better than just getting off because he threatened me to even though I have paid the entire fare."

    "Uber was very helpful. They were with me on Twitter throughout," Banerjee said.

    "When I asked him to talk properly, he brought up how I had said on the phone 'aap aa gaya?' instead of 'aagaye' and hence I have no manners. I don't speak proper Hindi and I can't make out the difference. I told him that and he still seemed quite ticked off," Banerjee told BuzzFeed.

    Banerjee continued to tweet as the journey got more intense.

    Uber finally suggested she vacate the vehicle for fear of her safety.

    Banerjee got off 1 kilometre away from her house, but said she was still afraid as the driver was nearby.

    Banerjee received a tweet this morning from Uber stating it had suspended the driver.

    Twitter: @Uber_India

    "My only fear is that he could come back for me because he almost knows where I live and though I got off some distance away from my home, he kept standing there," she told BuzzFeed. "I noticed as I kept looking back while hurrying to my flat."

    BuzzFeed has reached out to Uber India for a comment and is awaiting a reply.

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