Uber driver charged in rape case

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Published: Tuesday 13th January 2015 by The News Editor

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An Indian court has charged an Uber cab driver with the rape, kidnap and criminal intimidation of a 25-year-old woman who hired the taxi service for a ride home from a dinner engagement last month.

The trial of 32-year-old Shiv Kumar Yadav is likely to begin in New Delhi later this week in a fast-track court set up in 2013 to bypass India’s lumbering judicial system.

The case renewed national anger over India’s chronic sexual violence that erupted two years ago when a young woman was fatally gang raped on a bus in the capital.

It also dealt a blow to Uber, which has attracted global praise and controversy with a service based on hailing rides from a smartphone app.

Published: Tuesday 13th January 2015 by The News Editor

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