When Uber victim came face to face with the ‘monster' who raped her

  • Avantika Mehta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jan 08, 2015 10:46 IST

“This is the monster who raped me,” shouted the shocked woman executive as she suddenly came face to face with the Uber cab driver who allegedly raped her.

The two ran into each other moments after the 25-year-old had shared with the court the details of the sexual assault, the Delhi Police told the sessions court.

Shiv Kumar Yadav had refused to undergo an identification parade but the woman recognised him immediately and in front of a crowd, said the chargesheet the police filed on December 24.

The financial analyst was raped early December 5 when she was returning to her east Delhi home from Vasant Kunj in a cab she had called through Uber, the US-based online taxi-booking service.

Yadav was arrested two days later from Mathura in UP. As he was being brought to the court the next day, the 32-year-old ran into the woman.

The “identification” is, however, not legally admissible in court. Speaking to the media earlier, the victim said woman should not “be quiet” but should “speak up” against sexual abuse.

On Wednesday, Yadav was produced before additional sessions judge Kaweri Baweja, who will on January 9 hear the case that not only triggered widespread outrage but also a ban on web-based taxi service providers, including Uber.

Yadav’s DNA was found on the backseat of the car, the woman’s clothes and on her person, the police said. He had a history of criminal behaviour. Between 2001 and 2013, eight FIRs were registered against him for assault, theft, and rape.

Yadav has been accused of rape, kidnap and assault in the December 5 case.

also read

‘Casino’ busted, 36 arrested from a south Delhi farmhouse
Show comments