Uber cab rape case: Driver gets life term, survivor's family 'satisfied' with verdict - Uber driver Shiv Kumar Yadav, who was found guilty of raping a woman last year, was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Delhi court. Yadav, who has several previous cases of rape and assault pending against him, was put in prison till the end of his (natural) life.
Last year in December, Yadav raped a woman executive. The victim's father said that his daughter had difficulty sleeping and was tormented by fear after the rape, but now has moved on to a new life and is married and settling down. The woman married her fianc? a month ago, she was engaged before the rape on December 5.
The Delhi Court directed the Delhi Legal Services Authority to give compensation to the survivor and to take care of the family of the convict.
The judgment has come two weeks after the court convicted Yadav in the case. The court found that there was adequate evidence against Yadav and that all prosecution witnesses had supported the case against him. The court had convicted him under sections relating to abduction, rape, criminal intimidation and causing hurt.
The 27-year old woman was raped in an Uber taxi, which she had hired to return home from a dinner party in Gurgaon. The woman had dozed off on the back seat of the car, and later woke up to find that the car had stopped at an isolated spot. When she tried to raise an alarm, the driver is said to have assaulted and raped her, according to the police.
After Yadav was arrested, the police came to know that he had a history of alleged sexual assault and had 5 sexual assault cases registered against him.
Earlier, the Supreme Court had set aside the Delhi High Court order allowing Yadav to reexamine 13 prosecution witnesses, including the survivor.
After the incident, the Delhi government had banned several app-based companies and had cancelled the license application of Uber. However, the government act of cancelling the license was set aside by the Delhi High Court.