A 20-year-old US citizen on Tuesday registered a First Information Report (FIR) with the district police in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra stating that she was molested by a cab driver on 24 July when she was in New Delhi.
The case has now been transferred to the Delhi Police for further investigation, Ahmednagar police said on Wednesday.
Ahmednagar district SP, Saurabh Tripathi told The Indian Express over phone, “The girl had come to Ahmednagar on a study tour with a group and she told one of the professors accompanying them 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 video recorded her statement and have also collected from her possible evidences. She has told us that the incident took place in CR Park area in Delhi.” The girl has named a cab driver identified as Devraj Chauhan in her statement.
Inspector Avinash More of Tofkhana police station said, “As per the statement of the complainant, she had come to Delhi on July 21 on a tourist visa and had booked a cab service online. The suspect driver Devraj Chauhan had picked her up from the Airport and was also with her when she took a tour of Delhi for the next three to four days. She told us that Chauhan molested her on the night of July 24. After she protested and tried to raise alarm, he dropped her to her hotel. The transport company and driver later apologised to her.”
The girl has returned to Delhi and investigation in the case has begun, police said.