Rape convict Uber cab driver, Shiv Kumar Yadav, gets life till death, DCW welcomes verdict

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Uber cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav who raped a woman executive on 5 December last year was awarded life imprisonment till death by a court here on Tuesday.

Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja pronounced the order.

Yadav was convicted last month on charges of rape, causing grievous bodily harm and endangering the life of the woman, and other charges dealing with kidnapping, criminal intimidation and voluntarily causing hurt.

On the night of 5 December, the woman hired the cab to head back home in north Delhi’s Inderlok area. Police said Yadav drove the woman to an isolated place and raped her.

Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal hailed the court verdict awarding life imprisonment to an Uber cab driver for raping a woman executive.

She also appealed to the judiciary for fast trial in rape cases.

“Welcome Uber rape case verdict. Appeal to judiciary and government to ensure all rape cases especially child rape cases to be tried within 1 year,” Maliwal tweeted.

Yadav was convicted last month on charges of rape, causing grievous bodily harm and endangering the life of the woman, and other charges dealing with kidnapping, criminal intimidation and voluntarily causing hurt.

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  1. I don’t mean to condone what he did but better punishment would be 20 years in prison. Justice is more than just harsh punishments.

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