Woman raped by BPO company cab driver in Delhi-Haryana border

19-year woman raped by BPO company cab driver from Gurgaon. She was gang-raped by two men at an isolated spot along the Delhi-Haryana border on Saturday night in Delhi-Haryana border.

The woman, who works in a Gurgaon mall and lives in east Delhi, was dropped in Dwarka after the crime, which reinforces how unsafe the national capital and its satellite cities are for women commuting at night.

The two accused — a cab driver and his friend — were arrested on Sunday, a senior police officer said on Monday.

“She left the mall around 10.30pm and walked down to Shankar Chowk, where she took a cab contracted by a BPO to drop employees home,” the officer said.

Drivers of such private cabs pick passengers and charge a nominal fare when they aren’t on duty for the BPO they are working for, or after completing their assigned task. Many people avail themselves of this cheap service.

“The driver told the woman that he would drop her to Uttam Nagar Metro station for Rs 30. From there, she would take the Metro to east Delhi,” the officer said.

According to the woman’s statement before police, there were two more men in the cab and one of them got down near the Rajokri border, leaving her with the driver and his friend.

“The two men told us that when the other passenger got down and the woman was alone in the cab, they hatched a plan to assault her sexually,” the officer said.

The woman had noted down a couple of digits from the car’s number plate and that helped police track down the driver. Police also used CCTV footage in their investigation and zeroed in on a man who drives a car for a BPO company.

After his arrest on Sunday, the driver told police about his friend, who is an employee of a travel company. The second suspect was arrested following the driver’s lead.

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