On the 4th anniversary of Nirbhaya rape, a woman raped in cab in Delhi
�The woman�s statement was then recorded and her medical (examination) was conducted. A case of rape was registered and the hunt to nab the driver was launched,� Singh added.
Exactly four years after Nirbhaya gang rape, a 20-year-old-woman was driven around in a car for over two hours and raped late on Thursday by a man posing as a cab driver in South Delhi.
Reportedly, the woman had come to Delhi looking for a job, and was allegedly raped in Moti Bagh area of South Delhi. Police said the accused has been arrested and the Maruti Suzuki SX4 car, in which the woman was allegedly raped, has been also been seized.
Police has been quoted as saying that the woman was waiting outside All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at around 9:30pm for a bus to go to Noida when the man in the car bearing a ministry of home affairs sticker offered to drop her home.
Investigations revealed that the car belongs to one Mohit Pawar, a resident of Kotla and the son of a head constable of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). He told the police that he bought the car a few months ago and appointed Aman as the driver a week ago.
Pawar told the police that the MHA sticker had expired and he had put it on the car’s windshield to avoid paying toll tax.
Woman alleged in her statement to police that Aman, who claimed that he ran the shared cab, called out to her and asked her where she wanted to go. When she told him that she was wanted to go to Noida, he offered to drop her home for Rs 20.
After she got inside the car, Aman drove her around AIIMS, RK Puram and then Moti Bagh. On questioning him, he threatened to kill her. “She alleged that the driver took her to a secluded spot in Moti Bagh where he raped her inside the car. She said that he locked all the doors and overpowered her,” a police officer said.
The woman told the police that she fought back and somehow managed to escape from the car. She ran to the main road, where she saw police personnel patrolling the area and approached them.
“At around 1:30am, a motorcycle patrol party of South Campus was flagged by a woman who alleged that she was raped. The personnel heard her out and without losing time called the emergency response vehicle. Within the next 15 minutes, the patrolling bike and ERV Gypsy started searching for the suspect’s car but he could not be located,” Ishwar Singh, deputy commissioner of police (south) told media.
“The woman’s statement was then recorded and her medical (examination) was conducted. A case of rape was registered and the hunt to nab the driver was launched,” Singh added.
After a long continued search by police, around 2am, Aman was found drinking along with one of his friends near Moti Bagh. “He broke down during questioning and confessed to the crime,” a police officer said.
Later, experts from Regional Forensic Science Laboratory conducted a thorough inspection of the car. The police have also seized several items, including the woman’s mobile phone, from the car.
It is to be noted that the incident comes after the horrendous 2012 Delhi gang rape that triggered widespread protests, forcing the government to bring in a more stringent law to deal with rising crimes against women.
The 23-year-old paramedical student was brutally gang-raped by six men on a bus on December 16, 2012, and left to die on the road. She had boarded the bus after she failed to get a conveyance.
Since then Delhi has been tagged as "Rape Capital", proving it true with the records of highest rape crime in country, with a case registered every 4 hours.