Oz court refuses bail to Indian cab driver over alleged rape
An Australian court in Melbourne has denied bail to a 21-year-old Indian cabbie accused of raping a female passenger who was travelling in his car.india Updated: Mar 10, 2010 12:16 IST
An Australian court in Melbourne has denied bail to a 21-year-old Indian cabbie accused of raping a female passenger who was travelling in his car.
The Melbourne Magistrates court heard Rajveer Singh of Niddrie picked up the 40-year-old woman outside a Richmond pub last November and drove to Northcote, but during the journey he turned off the meter.
It is alleged Singh then parked in the woman's street and raped her.
"The court heard she was drunk and did not remember the assault, but her son found her on their doorstep half undressed," according to ABC report.
The court further heard that there was a one in 230 billion chance that DNA evidence linking the taxi driver to the rape of the female passenger was wrong.
The magistrate refused to grant bail to Singh, saying the case against him was strong and he posed a flight risk.