New Delhi, Jan 16:
During cross-examination by the defence counsel Friday, the woman executive allegedly raped by a Uber taxi driver stuck to her statement that the accused had sexually assaulted her, sources said.
Testifying as a prosecution witness in the case as the trial began Thursday, the victim had told Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja that she was raped by the cab driver Dec 5 last year. The victim’s statement was recorded in-camera.
The court Tuesday framed charges under sections 376(2)(m) (while committing rape causing grievous bodily harm or endangering life of a woman), 366 (kidnapping or abducting woman), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code against Yadav. The trial is being conducted on a day-to-day basis.
Yadav, 32, allegedly raped the woman in the cab she hired to head back home in north Delhi’s Inderlok area.
In the over 100-page charge sheet, which was filed Dec 24, police cited 44 prosecution witnesses in support of its case as well as relying on forensic evidence and a route map of the cab. IANS