Wednesday, October 21, 2015
An Uber driver has been found guilty of rape
Uber driver Shiv Kumar Yadav (centre) was found guilty of rape, kidnap and criminal intimidation
According to various media reports, an Indian court has found an
taxi driver guilty of raping a female passenger in an incident that happened last year.
Shiv Kumar Yadav
, has also been convicted of criminal intimidation and kidnapping, the prosecution lawyer said, according to the BBC.
Last December, a 26-year-old woman was taken to a secluded area and raped after booking a journey home with Uber.
The Indian capital later banned Uber and several other web-based taxi firms for failing to carry out adequate driver checks
The woman also filed a suit against the service in the US, a case which was later settled out of court. The company apologized for the incident at the time and affirmed that it
“must do better.”
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