'I've lost everything': acquitted Indian cab driver
, February 19, 2012
First Published: 17:10 IST(19/2/2012)
Last Updated: 18:08 IST(19/2/2012)
A 37-year-old former taxi driver wept as he told of his fear of ever driving a taxi again after he was acquitted by a Perth District Court jury of rape allegations, the Sunday Morning Herald reported.
Prabhjit Gill shed tears publicly outside the court saying that he had lost his hopes of
becoming a dentist in Perth by the proceedings.
Meanwhile, his friend and fellow taxi driver Amrit Pal Singh, 32, was convicted on one charge of raping a woman in her 20s in the back of his cab last year.
The jury accepted the prosecution's case that Singh had taken advantage of the woman while she was in a semi-conscious state from a night of drinking at a hen's party on February 5.
The same woman accused Mr Gill of coming to a North Lake car park while she was in Mr Singh's taxi that night and attempting to have sex with her.
Although happy about his acquittal, Mr Gill said he was "shattered" after having his name "framed" by the allegations which arose exactly one year ago.