New Delhi: A 27-year-old woman was allegedly raped by the driver of an Uber cab she had hired to return home from a dinner party in Gurgaon last night.
The incident took place at around 9:30 P.M. when the woman, who works for a finance company in Gurgaon, was headed back to her home in north Delhi's Inderlok area.
"The woman had gone to a restaurant for dinner with some friends after her shift ended at 7 P.M. One of her friends dropped her till Vasant Vihar from where she hired an Uber cab to take her to Inderlok," police said citing the complaint filed by the victim.
On the way, the woman dozed off on the back seat of the car only to wake up and find that they had stopped at a secluded spot. She found that the car doors were locked and, when she tried to raise an alarm, the driver thrashed her and then committed rape, police said.
The accused then dropped her off near her home in Inderlok after threatening to kill her if she spoke of the matter to anybody.
"The woman clicked a photograph of the car's number plate and then made a PCR call to report the incident," police said.
She was sent for a medical examination, which confirmed rape but showed that she was not given any sedatives.
"A case has been registered at Sarai Rohilla police station under Sections 376 (rape), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC.
"We have identified the driver, who is in his mid-30s. Raids are being conducted to nab him," police said.