This little girl was forced to leap out of a moving automobile to avoid being molested by an e-hailing vehicle driver in the state of Sabah, Malaysia. A daring escape indeed that could have been more costly for her.
But she was lucky enough.
The event occurred in Kota Kinabalu, according to the girl, and she will likely never forget it, despite her bravery in fleeing the groping and thieving driver.
The incident occurred at 9 a.m. on March 31, and the girl, a salesman, had hired a car using an e-hailing app to get to her business in Manggatal. In a dark blue Perodua Axia, the driver known only as ‘Zahir’ picked her up.
All seemed normal for her until…the driver took a ‘shortcut’ to the destination and asked the girl to come and sit in front.
According to Kota Kinabalu police head Supt George Abdul Rakman, the e-hailing driver informed the girl that because the main road was blocked, he would have to take a detour utilising a shortcut to her destination.
The driver ordered the girl to transfer to the front passenger seat as they approached a waterfall location, since she was sitting behind him.
“He then allegedly groped her thighs. When the victim told him not to do it again, the suspect then allegedly took out a small knife from his pouch and asked her to hand over her money,” the policeman says.
“Fearing for her life, the victim did the bravest thing by jumping out from the moving car.”
The police says she suffered injuries on her hands, elbows, and knees. She was later assisted by villagers.
“The victim then called a friend for help and was taken to a hospital for outpatient treatment. She lodged a police report the same day at 1.14pm,” the policeman was quoted as saying by The Borneo Post where the story originates.