July 30, 2015 2:14:29 am
A 20-year-old American woman has claimed that she was molested by a cab driver in C R Park in south Delhi on July 24. The woman filed an FIR about the incident with the district police in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, where she had gone on a study tour, said the police.
The case has now been transferred to Delhi police for further investigation, Ahmednagar police said on Wednesday.
“According to the statement of the complainant, she had come to Delhi on July 21 on a tourist visa and had booked a cab online from Magic Tours and Travels. The accused driver, Devraj Chauhan, had picked her up from the airport and he accompanied her as she toured Delhi for the next three to four days,” said Inspector Avinash More of Tofkhana police station.
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He added, “She told us that Chauhan molested her on the night of July 24. After she protested and tried to raise an alarm, he dropped her at her hotel. The transport company and driver later apologised to her.”
Superintendent of Police of Ahmednagar District Saurabh Tripathi told The Indian Express over the phone, “She had come to Ahmednagar on a study tour with a group and she told one of the professors accompanying the group about the incident that had taken place in Delhi. As they were in Ahmednagar, they approached the police here and considering the gravity of the matter, we registered her complaint at Tofkhana police station. We have recorded her statement on video and have also collected possible evidence”.
The woman has returned to Delhi, police said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (south-east Delhi) Mandeep Randhava told The Indian Express that they have not got the official complaint yet, but they are in constant touch with the concerned police and are trying to get a copy of the complaint. “As of now, we have not started our investigation. But we will take appropriate legal action after we get a copy of the complaint,” he said.
Police sources said the investigators have traced the taxi stand from where the cab was booked and have also gathered details about the accused.
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