20-year-old raped in Delhi by man who offered lift
NEW DELHI: A 20-year-old woman was allegedly raped in south Delhi’s Moti Bagh by a man posing as a cabbie early Thursday, showing little had changed in the Capital four years after the brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old student shook India.
The woman got into a car at 9.30pm on Wednesday and was driven around for two hours before being allegedly raped by the driver in Moti Bagh after midnight, police said. She had come to the city in search of a job, they added.
She was waiting near Safdarjung Tomb for a bus to Noida when a man, identified as Avnish, pulled up in a Maruti Suzuki SX4 car with a home ministry sticker on the windscreen.
He posed as a cabbie and offered to drop her home for
20 – the usual rate for shared cabs from the area to Noida -officials said.
The driver then allegedly drove her around the city — RK Puram, Chanakyapuri, India Gate and then back to Dhaula Kuan — and when the woman asked him about the roundabout route, he refused to answer.
“She alleged that the driver took her to a secluded spot in Moti Bagh and parked the car on one side. He then locked all the doors, overpowered her and raped her inside the car,” a police officer said.
The driver was arrested and reportedly confessed to the crime.