Ahmedabad: An auto rickshaw driver,
hailing from Rajasthan, was arrested Tuesday on charges of
sexually assaulting a 22-year-old Taiwanese woman here.
"We have arrested Punam Dhobi, a native of Bhilwara
district in Rajasthan, in connection with the sexual assault
on a foreign national in the city," Joint Commissioner of
Police Satish Sharma told reporters here.
A case of rape was registered against Dhobi at
Vastrapur police station yesterday, following a complaint
filed by a local friend of the woman, he said.
The woman, an employee of a private firm here, had
boarded the auto along with her friend at Vastrapur on
November 21. After dropping the friend, Dhobi forcibly took
her to a secluded spot and had sexually assaulted her, police
Dhobi had also snatched her mobile phone and fled from
the spot, police said.