Evidence showed Uber cab driver raped woman: Police to courtNew Delhi: Delhi Police today asserted before a court here that scientific, medical and other evidence showed beyond doubt that it was the driver of US-based cab service provider, Uber, who had raped a 25-year-old
New Delhi: Delhi Police today asserted before a court here that scientific, medical and other evidence showed beyond doubt that it was the driver of US-based cab service provider, Uber, who had raped a 25-year-old woman executive and also tried to commit unnatural sex with her.
“Scientific, medical and all other evidence showed that this (rape) was done only by this man (Yadav),” Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) Atul Srivastava argued before Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja who reserved for January 13 the order on framing of charges against accused Shiv Kumar Yadav in the case.
The SPP, who was arguing before a special fast track court exclusively set up to deal with cases of sexual offences against women, said even the forensic experts have confirmed that the woman was raped.
He also told the court Yadav, who is now lodged in jail under judicial custody, had tried for committing unnatural sex with the woman but under the 2013 amended provisions of the IPC, it would be covered under the offence of rape.
The prosecutor argued that 32-year-old Yadav had changed the route and taken away the woman to a lonely place where he raped her and he is liable to be charged for the offences of abduction and rape.
Srivastava said there were injuries on various body parts of the woman and DNA of the accused has also been found on the clothes and body of the victim and at this stage, even on suspicion, the court can frame charges against Yadav. The counsel appearing for Yadav, however, claimed that as per the medical report of the victim no injury was found on her body and she was tutored before recording of her statement under section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) before a magistrate.
Yadav, who was driving the cab, had allegedly raped the woman on the night of December 5, last year when the victim, who worked for a finance company in Gurgaon, was headed back to her home in Delhi's Inderlok area.
The police had filed the charge sheet against Yadav on December 24, 19 days after the incident, for alleged offences punishable under sections 376(2)(m) (while committing rape causing grievous bodily harm or endangering life of a woman), 366 (kidnapping or abducting woman with an intent to compel her for marriage), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) under the IPC.