Mumbai: A cab driver, who allegedly raped a woman passenger in Bengaluru, has been arrested by the police. The woman was reportedly returning home from her friend’s place and was picked up at around 3:30 am on Wednesday.
News18 reported that the crime took place when the passenger was on her way back home from a friend’s home. After arriving at the destination, the cab driver locked the doors of the cab and raped her.
Then he pushed the passenger out of the car. The lady had snatched the cab driver’s phone during the incident and is now with the police.
A case was filed against the driver under Section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code. The police formed three teams to arrest the driver after the woman filed the complaint.
“We acted swiftly upon the complaint and arrested the accused who is from Andhra Pradesh,” Additional Police Commissioner Murugan told News18. “We are questioning him thoroughly,” he added.
The officer further added that the accused person would be produced before a magistrate.
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that his government takes quick action in such cases. “We don’t delay any procedures in many cases, we take legal action as soon as the crime is reported,” he said, according to News18.