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Uber rape victim’s neck injuries suggest strangling attempt: Doctor

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 Jan 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, January 19: A woman doctor who conducted the medical examition of the executive allegedly raped by a Uber taxi driver told a court here Monday that scratch marks on the neck of victim appeared that she was strangulated.

Hindu Rao hospital’s Dr Kaveri told Additiol Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja that she found scratch marks on the body of the victim including neck and waist during her medical examition. Quizzed by the defence counsel of the accused during her cross examition about the ture of scratch marks on the victim’s body, she opined: “..said scratch marks was suggested of strangulation.” Kaveri was testifying as a prosecution witness in the case with another doctor Jitender Nigotia, who has conducted medical examition of the accused cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav. Nigotia told court that there were multiple abrasion (scratch marks) found on Yadav’s face when he was medically examined early morning of Dec 8. He added that marks found appeared to him as two days old and could have be due to ils. Yadav, 32, allegedly raped the woman in the cab she hired to head back home in north Delhi’s Inderlok area Dec 5 night last year. The court last Tuesday framed charges under sections 376(2)(m) (while committing rape causing grievous bodily harm or endangering life of a woman), 366 (kidpping or abducting woman), 506 (crimil intimidation) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Pel Code against Yadav. The trial is being conducted on a day–to–day basis. (IANS)

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