JNU student allegedly raped by cab driver, claims police inaction
In a tragic incident, a 21-year-old student of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was allegedly raped by her cab driver on Friday night. The woman has claimed that the driver was drunk at the time of the incident. In her statement to cops, she has also leveled serious allegations of police inaction, claiming two women officers refused to drop her home after the incident.
Woman alleges driver was misbehaving, so she slapped him
According to The Hindu, the woman stated in her complaint that she had asked a stranger to book her a cab as she was not carrying her phone. She boarded the cab, a black car, from a temple on Mandir Marg at around 8 pm on Friday. She alleged that the driver misbehaved with her following which she slapped him and left the cab.
Driver allegedly dragged her back into the car, raped her
The driver allegedly followed her and grabbed her by the hair. "He tied my eyes and sexually harassed me," the complaint reportedly read. The driver then allegedly dragged her into the vehicle and raped her. The woman claimed she kicked him, hit him with a bottle and managed to escape. In her complaint, registered on Sunday, the woman sought legal action against the driver.
Women police officers refused to drop her home, claims woman
Reportedly, the woman further mentioned encountering four police officers, including two women officers, after her ordeal. She said the male officers offered to drop her, however, when she requested the women officers to drop her, she was allegedly asked to leave the police station as "they work only from 8 am to 8 pm." She has also requested legal action against the officers.
Woman hitchhiked to JNU in the morning
After leaving the police station, the woman said that she found shelter from the rain at a park, where a guard told her to leave. She stayed on the street the whole night, and in the morning, hitchhiked to JNU from the IIT bus stop.
No injuries on woman's body, claim cops; investigation underway
Reportedly, the woman narrated her ordeal to JNU's medical center and was taken to the Safdarjung Hospital. An FIR was then registered with the Mandir Marg police station. The police said the examination found "no injuries" on her body and they're investigating "other inconsistencies" in the complaint. A search for the driver is underway. The woman said she would be able to identify him.
DCW has sought case details from police by August 9
Taking cognizance of the incident, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) issued a notice to the police today, seeking details on the matter. Claiming that the incident highlights the "apparent lack of police patrolling on the roads of Delhi," the DCW sought a status report from the police, along with the route taken by the cab, among other details, by August 9 (Friday).