Delhi Uber taxi driver accused of rape

A 26-year-old woman from Delhi, who works in finance, said she called an Uber taxi after dining at a restaurant, and she dozed off in the taxi and was raped by the driver. She said when she woke up the vehicle was parked in a secluded part of the capital. She alleged that after the driver raped her he warned her she would be hurt if she raised the alarm. He then dropped her near her home and later abandoned the taxi. A medical examination found the woman had been raped and police have arrested a man suspected of being the rapist driver. Uber, whose taxis enable customers to book and pay for taxis online, said it is cooperating with the police and working with them as they investigate the crime. Uber which is growing in India has been accused of failing to conduct adequate checks on its drivers. Uber denied this, saying safety is paramount and they work with licensed driver-partners to provide a safe transportation option with a number of safeguards in place. This latest allegation of rape has again turned the spotlight on the issue of sexual violence against women in India.