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.
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.
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.
“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.