Uber cab rape case: Victim firm on her stand


The woman executive, who appeared in the court wearing a burqa, was cross-examined by the counsel for accused Shiv Kumar Yadav before Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja.

The hearing took place in-camera and, according to court sources, the woman remained calm and deposed confidently.

The woman stuck to her version which she had deposed on Thursday during her examination by special public prosecutor Atul Shrivastava.

During the day’s hearing, on being asked by Yadav’s counsel Aalok Dwivedi whether it is correct that on the night of the alleged incident on December 5, 2014, no sexual intercourse was established between her and the accused, the
woman denied, saying she had raised an alarm but could not save herself as the driver had overpowered and raped her.

The recording of statement of the woman, who is the first prosecution witness in the case, remained inconclusive and would continue on Saturday. During the hearing, 32-year-old Yadav was also present inside the courtroom.

Yadav was yesterday identified in the court by the woman as the one who had raped her on the night of December 5, 2014 when she had hired the cab and was returning to her home in west Delhi’s Inderlok area.

Meanwhile, Yadav was also produced in another court which extended his judicial custody till January 30 in connection with a separate forgery case lodged against him after the rape case.

Police had alleged that a tout had assisted Yadav in procuring fake character certificate on the seal of the Delhi Police and got it attested from a notary.

According to the police, Yadav had got All India Tourist Permit after submitting the character certificate to the State Transport Authority in Burari here.