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New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) A 20-year-old woman was raped in the national capital by a cab driver on the pretext of giving her a ride, police said on Friday. The driver has been arrested.
The 30-year-old driver, identified as Aman, is a resident of the Moti Bagh slums in south Delhi. He was nabbed on Thursday noon from his residence.
According to police, the woman, a resident of Noida, was raped on Wednesday-Thursday night in the car which bore a Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) sticker on its windscreen.
The woman had come to Delhi on Wednesday in search of a job. The car has been seized.
"The woman was waiting at the AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) bus stop around 9 p.m. on Wednesday to go back to her home when Aman offered her a lift," Deputy Commissioner of Police Ishwar Singh told reporters here.
"After she got into the vehicle, he molested her on the way. When she resisted, the driver stopped the vehicle somewhere in Moti Bagh and raped her.
"But the woman somehow managed to escape from the car and approached a policeman around 1.30 a.m.," the officer said.
"The policeman instantly informed the nearby Emergency Response Vehicle which took the girl to a police station and sent her for medical examination."
Police said the car belonged to a CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) Head Constable who resides in Kotla Mubarkpur in south Delhi. The car was rented to the accused driver by the owner’s son a week ago."
Asked how the car got a MHA sticker, the police said a relative of the CISF Head Constable worked in the ministry.