In an incident that once again brings women’s safety to the forefront, a woman who had come to the Capital in search of a job was allegedly raped by a driver in South Delhi’s Moti Bagh on late December 14 night.
The woman, 20, was waiting for a taxi near All India Institute of Medical Sciences when the driver approached her and offered her a lift in a car bearing a Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) sticker to Noida at around 10pm.
The victim got into the car only to be allegedly molested. When she protested against it, the driver stopped the vehicle in Moti Bagh and raped her.
Having committed the crime, the driver escaped leaving the taxi behind. The incident took place on the fourth anniversary of the infamous Nirbahaya gangrape case.
After the rape, the woman approached a PCR vehicle, which took her to the nearest police station where she filed a complaint. Later, the woman was sent for a medical examination.
Meanwhile, the driver has since been arrested and the car, an SX4, has been seized. The vehicle was found to be bearing a sticker of Ministry of Home Affairs. The investigation has suggested that the car could also belong to a defense officer. The police are still probing the case.