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Delhi Cabbie Jailed For Raping 23-Year-Old Woman

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The infamous 'rape capital' of the nation, Delhi witnessed another rape on Tuesday when a cab-driver lured a woman away from the Railways station and raped her, however, the crime was reported soon after and the driver was arrested within hours.

A 23-year-old woman hailing from Jharkhand had come to Noida to meet her brother on Friday, looking for a job. When her task was unsuccessful, she booked a train to Ludhiana to visit a cousin and reached the New Delhi railway station on Monday night around 11 PM to take a 4:30 AM train to Ludhiana on Tuesday early morning.

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The woman went to the waiting room of the railway station to wait for her train when the accused Chunnu Mehto approached her introducing himself as a taxi driver. He allegedly misled the woman telling her that her train to Ludhiana had been cancelled and took away her ticket before she could get it cancelled. He offered to drive her to the ISBT, telling her that she could get a bus to Ludhiana from there. Once in the car, he took the taxi to a secluded place near the Golden Jubilee Park at the Yamuna Khadar area in north Delhi and raped her, threatening to call his friends to gangrape her if she did not comply.

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After raping her the 30-year-old Mehto dropped her off at the Old Delhi Railway Station from where the woman walked to Kotwali to make a PCR call and narrate the incident to the police, giving details about the taxi driver and the registration number of the taxi.

The woman's statement was recorded before a magistrate and her medical examination confirmed rape, DCP (north) Jatin Narwal confirmed. Within hours, Mehto was traced by his mobile number and arrested from his residence in Shastri Park. Mehto was produced before a magistrate and then arrested and sent to Tihar jail for 14 days judicial custody.

Mehto, meanwhile claimed that the matter was a monetary dispute.