Auto driver held for ‘raping’ Gurgaon bar attendant, denies charge

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A 28-year-old auto-rickshaw driver was arrested for allegedly raping a 30-year-old Nepali woman who had been working as a bar attendant, the police said on Wednesday.

The alleged victim lives in Delhi and works in a pub on the Mehrauli-Gurgaon (MG) Road. The accused, identified as Bablu alias Tuntun, a resident of Gurgaon, has denied the charge.

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Bablu belongs to Madhubani district in Bihar and had been driving an auto-rickshaw in Gurgaon for over two years, the police said.

The woman had hired Bablu’s auto-rickshaw to go home after finishing her work in the early hours of Tuesday.

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The accused allegedly committed the crime after parking the vehicle in a secluded area near a Rapid Metro station.

Denying the charge, the accused stated that he was implicated after he refused the woman money she had demanded for alcohol and cigarettes.

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“We have arrested the accused after medical examination of victim and her statement before the concerned magistrate. Our investigation is on,” Assistant Commissioner of Police Hawa Singh told IANS.

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