'I Was Libidinous Since School', Rape Accused Uber Cab Driver Tells Police

10/01/2015 8:39 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST
32-year-old Shiv Kumar Yadav, center, a driver from the international taxi-booking service Uber, is surrounded by police as he is brought out after being produced in a court in New Delhi, India, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. The court ordered Yadav be held for three days for police questioning over allegations that he raped a finance company employee after being hired to ferry her home from a dinner engagement on Friday night. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

NEW DELHI -- "I was libidinous from my school days," Uber taxi driver Shiv Kumar Yadav, accused of raping a 27-year-old woman executive in his cab Dec 5 last year, told Delhi Police during the probe.

"Main school ke samay se hi kamuk pravati ka tha (I was of libidinous nature from my school days)," 32-year-old cab driver, Shiv Kumar Yadav disclosed to police in his confessional statement, which has been filed along with the chargesheet in the case.

Police disclosed that Yadav was involved in a molestation in 2003 and rape case in 2013 in Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh. He was arrested and charge sheeted in both cases and now he is out on bail.

He was acquitted in a 2011 rape case by a Delhi court. Yadav was also an accused in at least five cases including two under the Uttar Pradesh Control of Goondas Act, police have said in their chargesheet.

Disclosing about the Dec 5 rape incident to police, he said that the woman boarded his cab from south Delhi's Vasant Vihar area.

"Jo ladki gadi ke pichle seat par baithi hui thi woh soyi hui thi... ladki ko akele pakar niyat kharab ho gayi thi (The girl who was seated in the back seat was sleeping... Finding her alone, my intention got corrupted)," Yadav disclosed in his confessional statement.

Police said the driver further stated that he took the vehicle to an isolated place and raped her.

Yadav allegedly raped the woman on the night of Dec 5 when she was headed back home in north Delhi's Inderlok area in the cab he was driving.

Yadav told police that he has studied till Class 2 in a primary school in Nainital and then was shifted to Mathura for further education. He added that he was poor in studies.

Yadav stated that in 1999, he started farming to earn his livelihood. In 2005, Yadav joined a call centre company in Delhi as a cab driver and later in 2004 bought a Swift Dzire car and started providing service for Uber company.

The chargesheet was filed Dec 24 -- 19 days after the rape, and the cognizance of the chargesheet was taken by a magistrate court Jan 5.

Police chargesheeted Yadav under sections 376 (rape), 366 (kidnapping or abducting woman), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code.

In the over 100-page chargesheet, police cited 44 prosecution witnesses in support of its case.

Police also relied on forensic evidence and placed on record the route map of the car in which the offence was committed.

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