A trial court in Delhi has convicted a Uber driver for raping a 25-year-old woman in Delhi in December 2014.
Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja convicted Shiv Kumar Yadav on Tuesday and will announce the quantum of punishment on Friday.
The incident took place on December 5 last year, when the 27-year-old woman took a cab which Yadav was driving, while returning from a late night party in Gurgaon. It was during the journey that she had fallen asleep and was reportedly raped in an isolated area, after she woke up. She was beaten up by Yadav when she tried to resist.
Yadav had threatened her not to inform anyone about the ordeal after dropping her home, but the victim managed to note down the car's number and take a photograph of the cab.
Yadav was tried for offences under sections 366 and 323 of the IPC which included intent to compel her for marriage and causing hurt.
The court had heard 28 witnesses in favour of the victim which included the victim herself.
During the trial period, Yadav had accused jail inmates of roughing him up and had sought a separate cell. Earlier, he had created a ruckus when the court was in session and even refused to sign the chargesheet. Later, his advocate prodded him to do so.
In one of the hearings, he added alleged misreporting on the part of journalists which resulted in his ill-treatment inside the jail premises.
The judgement comes in the wake of the rape of a 2-year-old child in the city on Friday.