— Indian Uber cab driver Santu Parmanik tried to rape this girl, 27, a Jadavpur University student.
— Instead of having sex, this girl showed some karate to unlucky rapist.
— The story immediately has gone viral in Asia.
"Akdom chup! Toke kidnap kore rape kore debo" (Shut up, or I’ll rape you). Uber cab driver Santu Parmanik probably thought that one sentence would get him having sex.
Instead of this, it got him beaten up, because his 27 year old target was in no mood to be a victim.
This woman and her friend had booked an Uber cab. "It was okay till my friend got down near Aranya Bhavan. Suddenly, the driver started speeding up and took a left where he didn't need to," she told the Times of India.
The lanes were deserted so I insisted on taking the main road. He agreed and continued to drive till FD block, where he again tried to enter a lane on the left," the woman said. While she protested the driver said the lane would save time. The driver kept arguing about the route, and then drove past her designated drop point. "This alarmed me and I asked him to stop. Suddenly , he flew into a rage," she recounted. The driver threatened to rape her if she uttered another word, she says.
So she jumped out of the moving car.
Not many media outlets have reported what happened next - she attacked him, landing kicks on his shin and the back of his knees and fled, the Telegraph reports.
"I had taken self-defence lessons in school around 15 years ago and all that training suddenly came in handy. I remembered that I had to hit him hard on his shin bone to stop him and kick the back of his knees to make him fall," she told the newspaper. "I mustered all my strength and targeted his shin bone and the back of his knees."
The driver was arrested soon after she made her police complaint. He was also driving rashly, and the woman says he threatened to dump her body after raping her, something he'd done to many other women.
Uber has given the following response about this:
"We have shared the driver and trip details with the police and will continue to support investigations as required. The driver has been blocked from using our platform. The background check conducted on the driver indicates no prior criminal record."