A woman doctor, who conducted the medical examination of the Uber cab rape victim, told the special fast track court on Wednesday that scratch marks on the woman’s body indicated that she was sexually assaulted.
The doctor – from Bara Hindu Rao hospital — had examined the woman on December 6.
During her cross examination before the court of Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja, the doctor said she had found various scratch marks on the woman’s body and swelling on her lips. She also said the injuries had been fresh.
“Considering the observation made by me in the MLC (medico legal case), I can say that the woman was raped,” the doctor said.
The counsel for the accused Shiv Kumar Yadav also questioned her during cross examination, during which the doctor said the MLC report did not show who had raped the woman.
Earlier, the court had recorded statements of 10 witnesses, including the woman. She had identified 32-year-old Yadav as the one who had raped her on the night of December 5, 2014 when she hired the cab.
The court will record the statement of four prosecution witnesses — an FSL expert, a doctor and two police officers — on Thursday.
Meanwhile, in pursuance to its directions, the court received a report from the DCP of 3rd Battalion that no information has been received regarding any scuffle in the prison van as alleged by the accused.
Yadav, on Tuesday, had moved a plea that he was threatened and attacked in the prison van by fellow inmates while being taken back to jail after the proceedings on January 17.
The court had sought a report from the lock up in-charge. The court has now directed police to ensure his security.
Block web-based cab services: HC
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Delhi Police to explain why web-based taxi services had not been blocked despite a Central government ban.
“There is a wing of Delhi Police working on that. Get instructions and file an affidavit,” a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice R S Endlaw said.
The court also issued notice to the Centre, Delhi government and the Delhi Police seeking their responses by February 25. The Delhi government argued that it was taking action against cabs found operating by seizing/impounding them.