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Auto driver rapes woman after she dozes off in Delhi, caught

A native of UP’s Bulandshahar, the victim lives in south Delhi’s Sangam Vihar with her husband and three children. She wanted to visit her village on Sunday and hired an auto-rickshaw from her home to reach Anand Vihar bus terminal.

delhi Updated: Jul 04, 2017 23:45 IST
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A native of UP’s Bulandshahar, the victim lives in south Delhi’s Sangam Vihar with her husband and three children. She wanted to visit her village on Sunday and hired an auto-rickshaw from her home to reach Anand Vihar bus terminal.
A native of UP’s Bulandshahar, the victim lives in south Delhi’s Sangam Vihar with her husband and three children. She wanted to visit her village on Sunday and hired an auto-rickshaw from her home to reach Anand Vihar bus terminal.

An auto driver allegedly raped a woman at an isolated stretch of road in east Delhi’s Ghazipur on Sunday night after she dozed off in his three-wheeler.

The driver, however, was caught soon after the crime as the 27-year-old woman, a mother of three, raised an alarm and drew the attention of the locals.

Ravinder was thrashed by the public before being handed over to the police. He was booked for rape, arrested and sent to jail.

A native of UP’s Bulandshahar, the victim lives in south Delhi’s Sangam Vihar with her husband and three children. She wanted to visit her village on Sunday and hired an auto-rickshaw from her home to reach Anand Vihar bus terminal.

The driver, however, dropped her at Sarai Kale Khan saying he had some urgent work. The woman then hired another auto to take her to Anand Vihar.

“The woman dozed off in the vehicle. The auto driver decided to take advantage of the woman and raped her at an isolated spot in Ghazipur,” said Omvir Singh, DCP (east).

The woman tried to shout to draw the attention of passersby but Ravinder allegedly threatened to kill her if she raised an alarm.

As Ravinder was about to speed away in his auto after the crime, the woman requested him to at least drop her to her destination. Ravinder agreed and took her to Anand Vihar.

But as soon as the woman found herself in a safe area with people around, she raised an alarm and drew the attention of the people towards the crime and the accused.

Ravinder was caught by the public and thrashed before a police team reached the spot and whisked him away. The woman too was sent for a medical examination after which her statement was recorded before a magistrate.