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Uber driver a serial offender, booked in more sexual assault and molestation cases

Uber-driverThe Uber cab driver, accused of raping a woman in Delhi, was booked in several other cases in the last eight years.

Shiv Kumar Yadav, 32, has a sexual assault case, two molestation cases and an Arms Act case registered against him between 2006 and 2013. In 2011, Yadav spent seven months in Tihar jail in another sexual assault case in Delhi but was later acquitted.

He was booked in Uttar Pradesh’s Mainpuri for sexual assault in 2013. The two molestation cases were registered in 2009 and the Arms Act in 2006.

Yadav is in the custody of Delhi Police after he allegedly raped a 25-year-old woman in Delhi. A case of forgery has also been slapped against him for producing forged character certificate.

He tried to stall the investigators but broke down after hours of sustained questioning. He admitted beating the victim repeatedly after she resisted him. He also gave a sequnce of events of the fateful night.

According to Delhi Police sources Yadav lied a lot during interrogation. He told his wife that he had a fight with someone and a fake case filed against him.

The accused finally broke down during interrogation admitted that after picking the woman from Vasant Vihar he drove the car towards north Delhi. Near her house, he saw the victim sleeping and he took a detour and parked his car near garbage dump. When he tried to sexually assault her, the victim slapped her.

He then repeatedly slapped her and tried to strangle her. The victim then told him that he is a cab driver and could be traced. He then allegedly threatened to kill her.

To keep a tab on her, he copied her number on his phone and gave her missed call. He dropped the victim near her house and told her not to lodge a complaint. The victim accidentally send an SMS to him (instead to her friend) saying “I have been raped”. This alerted the accused and he fled.

The 32-year-old accused was arrested from his hometown in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura. He allegedly raped a woman at around 9:30 PM on December 5 when the victim, who works for a finance company in Gurgaon, was heading back home in north Delhi’s Inderlok area.

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