Two women from Amritsar, Punjab, were injured on Saturday after they jumped out of a moving taxi when her driver allegedly tried to assault one of them, police said.
A third woman was also in the taxi and was rescued by locals who pursued and intercepted the vehicle when they saw the duo jump out of the taxi, police said, adding that the driver was later arrested.
SHO Robin Hans said the three women hired the taxi that evening to go to a restaurant in the town on Ranjit Avenue.
“When the taxi was on its way, her driver started assaulting one of the three women. But as she resisted, he started to speed up the vehicle. However, she, along with another woman, jumped out of the taxi. working”. said the SHO.
“Some of the people standing by the side of the road saw the two women jump out of the taxi cab. They chased and intercepted the vehicle and came to the rescue of the third woman,” he said. .
The taxi driver fled the scene, but police arrested him shortly after the incident, Mr Hans said.
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