The SX4 auto was used by his driver Avnish to rape a girl in Moti Bagh area of South Delhi on Wednesday night. The woman from Noida had come to Delhi looking for a job and while she was waiting for a bus near AIIMS, the accused offered her a lift last evening, police said. Later, the driver allegedly raped her. A police patrol team found her.
The accused has been arrested, police said adding they will file the chargesheet soon. The accused driver who was driving a rental vehicle bearing a Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) sticker has been arrested by the police.
Avneesh belongs to Etah in Uttar Pradesh, but has been staying in Delhi for the last three-four years.
"The professional combing of the area led the police to the suspect's vehicle that was parked at a distance of almost 100 metres from the location initially narrated by the complainant, along with two or three other cars in the nearby jhuggi", he said.
The driver offered to drop her in Noida and kept driving her around before molesting and raping her, an official said.
In her complaint, according to police, the woman said she had reached Green Park on Thursday in search of a job at a law firm and later went to meet her friend in the same area. He is married with two kids.
It is believed that the victim was raped between 11 pm to 12 am in the Moti Bagh area by the cab driver. "The auto is a private vehicle". Pawar is the son of a head constable posted at the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
'We rounded up his friends and acquaintances for questioning to get a lead on his whereabouts. Deputy Commissioner of Police Ishwar Singh said the police would also request for a trial in a fast track court.
'The police team accompanied by the victim resumed the search in the morning hours and managed to find the suspected vehicle just 100m away from the incident spot, ' Singh added.