Uber taxi driver attacked in Thrissur amid bid to steal his car
Thrissur: Two anonymous persons attacked a Uber taxi driver and took away his car near Amballur here in the wee hours of Tuesday. The taxi driver was identified as Rajesh. The police later found the stolen car from Kalady.
Two persons called Rajesh’s Uber taxi from Diwanjimoola to Puthukkad on Tuesday early morning. When the car reached Amballur, the passengers hit Rajesh on his head and kept him at knifepoint before taking control of the car.
Later, the criminals threw Rajesh out on the way and drove off to Ernakulam direction. The highway police, who reached there soon after the car left, found injured Rajesh on the roadside. Though the police chased the criminals, they abandoned the car at Kalady and escaped.
Driver Rajesh was admitted to Puthukkad Government Hospital with injuries. The police informed that they have not received any proper clues on the offenders and are checking the CCTV footage to trace them. They added that they will nab the culprits shortly.