Delhi Uber driver convicted of raping woman

BACKinsidIn a case that triggered a ban on ride-hailing services in Delhi, a court has found driver Shiv Kumar Yadav guilty of the December attack on a woman passenger.

The woman attacked by the Uber driver began proceedings to sue Uber Technologies Inc. in the US for negligence, saying it failed to carry out proper background checks. She later withdrew the case.

The Uber driver in Delhi pleaded not guilty to the charges, including kidnapping and endangering a woman’s life while raping her.

Yadav’s lawyer said his client would appeal the verdict.