Cab driver drugs, rapes 35-yr-old

Cab driver drugs, rapes 35-yr-old

A 35-year-old Polish woman was drugged and sexually assaulted by a taxi driver when she was travelling with her two-year-old daughter to Delhi from Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura district.

A Zero-FIR was filed with Paharganj police station in central Delhi on Saturday afternoon after a medical examination confirmed sexual assault. The case has been referred to Uttar Pradesh Police.

Police said the victim is a Lord Krishna devotee who is living in Agra for the last three years.

She also operates a small garments business and keeps visiting Delhi on and off. “She had hired a taxi with her daughter on Friday evening,” a police officer said.
It is alleged that, on the way, she was sprayed with intoxicants by the driver. She then fell unconscious and found herself on a highway when she gained consciousness.

Her daughter was also sitting next to her on the highway. She later sought help from a passerby to reach a hotel in Paharganj and informed police.

“She alleged that the taxi driver sexually assaulted her during the journey,” the officer added.

She also has scratch marks and similar visible injuries on her nether parts and chest indicating a violent struggle.

Police have conducted a medical examination and filed a case on the basis of the victim’s statement and an initial medical report.

A police team has also visited the spot on the highway where the woman was found dumped.

Sources said the woman has also told police about the agency from which she hired the taxi.

The police team has also questioned the cab agency to ascertain the identity of the accused.

A Zero-FIR — which is registered in the Capital on the basis of a woman’s statement at any police station irrespective of jurisdiction —  was registered under various Indian Penal Code sections that include rape, hurt, harassment and abduction.

“We have informed SSP Mathura and requested him to proceed with the investigations into the case,” the officer said.

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