Bringing more shame to the already doomed tour-operators, a Meru cab driver and four of his friends allegedly gang-raped a 37-year old woman after abducting her from Pankha Road in southwest Delhi on 18 September.
All the accused were arrested within hours of the crime after the woman lodged a complaint and handed over the license plate number of the cab to the police.
The accused kidnapped the woman from a puncture shop in Peeragarhi in west Delhi and dropped her at the same place around 4 am. One of them claimed the woman had fought with them over money.
According to the FIR, the woman was looking for transport around 12 am on Pankha Road as she wanted to go to Janakpuri to buy coconut water for her daughter. Meanwhile, the accused pulled over in the Meru cab and offered her a lift. Once the woman got in, the men began to misbehave with her and took her to Peeragarhi instead. The trio was joined by two other men, both puncture mechanics, who then allegedly raped her. Around 4 am, the accused dropped her at the spot from where they had abducted her. She confided in her neighbour. They made a call to the PCR at around 5 am.
Meanwhile, Meru cab service reportedly said that it helped police trace the vehicle and the accused but insisted that the driver was not on duty.