Life Imprisonment for Uber Rape Convict


New Delhi: Uber cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav, who was held guilty of raping a woman passenger in his taxi, has been sentenced to life by a Delhi court.  32-year-old Yadav was convicted on October 20 and was held guilty of offences under many sections of the IPC.

In its 99-page judgement, the special fast track court set up to deal with cases of sexual offences against women has said the victim was reminded of the horrific December 16, 2012 gang rape incident after the driver of the US-based service provider had threatened to insert an iron rod in her body.

According to the prosecution, the incident took place on the night of December 5, 2014 when the victim, a finance executive working in Gurgaon, was heading back to her house at Inderlok. Accused driver Shiv Kumar Yadav was arrested on December 7, 2014 from Mathura and is currently in judicial custody.