Women raped by cab driver in south Delhi

In yet another incident that proves how unsafe the National Capital Region (NCR) is for women working late, a 22-year-old woman, working as a pub attendant in Gurgaon, was allegedly raped by a cab driver in south Delhi, police said Tuesday.

Shiv Kumar, aged around 30 and a resident of Khanpur in Delhi, was arrested Tuesday evening after the victim lodged a complaint.

According to police, the incident took place at around 3 a.m. Tuesday in Mehrauli area when the victim after finishing her shift in a pub in the suburban town of Gurgaon hired the cab.

"She hired the Indigo cab to take her to her residence in Vasant Kunj in south Delhi. However, the driver took her to a deserted spot in Chattarpur area in south Delhi and raped her," said a police official.

"He later dropped her at an isolated spot and threatened her with dire consequences if she reported the matter to police," said police.

However, the girl registered a complaint with police Tuesday afternoon and the accused was arrested the accused.

The victim hails from Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh town and came to Delhi last year. She was residing in a rented accommodation in Vasant Kunj whereas the accused is employed with a private tour company.

"The girl was taken to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where her medical examination confirmed rape," added the official.

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