Uber cab rape case victim traumatised due to delay in trial
The 25-year-old woman, allegedly raped by a driver of Uber cab service provider, is understood to have told a Delhi court on Thursday that she was traumatised due to the undue delay in proceedings owing to dilatory tactics of accused and being made to relive the ghastly incident.delhi Updated: Mar 05, 2015 19:45 IST
The 25-year-old woman, allegedly raped by a driver of Uber cab service provider, is understood to have told a Delhi court on Thursday that she was traumatised due to the undue delay in proceedings owing to dilatory tactics of accused and being made to relive the ghastly incident.
The victim, who was recalled as a prosecution witness to be cross-examined again by counsel for accused Shiv Kumar Yadav, made the submission before Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja during an in-camera proceeding, sources said.
The statement was recorded in the presence of the judge and only the parties concerned.
The sources said the victim told the judge that she was being forced to relive the incident as she was made to appear in court again. To this, the judge asked Yadav's counsel how much time he would require to cross-examine the victim and how many questions he wanted her to answer.
The woman was also asked several questions by the defence counsel regarding her routine which she had followed since morning on the date of incident on December 5 last year.
Her cross examination, which remained inconclusive, would continue on March 7.
The court, which was hearing final arguments in the case, had on Wednesday summoned the woman in compliance of the Delhi High Court order that was passed on an appeal filed by Yadav seeking to recall all the 28 prosecution witnesses to cross examine them again in the case.
The high court had allowed Yadav to recall 13 prosecution witnesses including the victim, doctors, forensic expert and investigating officer of the case.
According to the prosecution, the incident took place on the night of December 5 last year when the victim, a finance executive working in Gurgaon, was heading back home.