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Cab driver held on rape charge

The cab driver has refuted the charge.   | Photo Credit: For representation only

The police, on Wednesday, arrested a taxi driver after a 24-year-old woman filed a complaint alleging that he raped her earlier in the morning. Within hours of the woman filing the complaint, the Jeevan Bima Nagar police tracked down and arrested the cab driver.

The woman, who works as a manager at a restaurant in the city, claimed she had been to a party at a friend’s house in HSR Layout. She booked a cab to her apartment at Murugeshpalya at around 3.20 a.m. “She said she fell asleep after entering the taxi. When she woke up, near her apartment, she found the cab driver on her,” said the police.

The police have registered a case of rape and arrested the cab driver.

The driver refuted the charge, said the police. Following this, the accused and the woman were subjected to a medical examination.

 

 

The incident occurred on a day the Karnataka Legislative Assembly was debating on the gang rape of a medical student that was reported in Mysuru on August 24. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said in the Assembly that the government never delayed initiating action on such cases.

(With inputs from PTI)


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