Uber rape case: Victim says driver had forced upon her
The woman executive, who was allegedly raped by the driver of the US-based cab service provider Uber, on Saturday told a city court that the accused had forced upon her and it was not a "consensual" act.
New Delhi: The woman executive, who was allegedly raped by the driver of the US-based cab service provider Uber, on Saturday told a city court that the accused had forced upon her and it was not a "consensual" act.
Standing firm on her stand during her cross-examination which concluded today, the woman, who appeared in the court wearing a black burqa, remained calm, stood firm on her stand and deposed confidently before Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja.
Court sources said that the 25-year-old victim, whose statement was recorded in an in-camera proceeding, was cross-examined for over four hours, spanning two consecutive days, by the counsel for accused Shiv Kumar Yadav.
The sources said the victim denied the suggestion of the defence counsel that the whole act was "consensual" and told the court that Yadav had forced her and she was not able to open the door of the car.
She stuck to her version on the lines she had earlier deposed during her examination by special public prosecutor Atul Shrivastava.
The court, after concluding the recording of her statement, fixed the matter for January 19 when statements of five witnesses, including three medical officers, are likely to be recorded.
Earlier during her cross-examination, the woman had said that on the night of the alleged incident on December 5, 2014, she had raised an alarm but could not save herself as Yadav had overpowered and raped her.
Yadav, 32, was also present inside the courtroom during the intense cross-examination of the victim and after the recording of statement, he complained to the court that he was being threatened in the prison van while being brought for the proceedings.
The court directed the Delhi Police and Tihar Jail authorities to provide security and separate enclosure to Yadav in the prison van.
Yadav was earlier identified in the court by the woman as the one who had raped her on the night of December 5, 2014 when she had hired the cab and was returning to her home in west Delhi's Inderlok area.