This Article is From Nov 03, 2015

Uber Cab Driver Didn't Think of Family While Committing Act: Delhi Court

Uber Cab Driver Didn't Think of Family While Committing Act: Delhi Court

Uber cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav (Press Trust of India photo)

New Delhi: The Uber cabbie, who raped and tried to strangulate a woman in his taxi in Delhi, did not think even once that his family would suffer greatly due to his act, a Delhi court today said while sentencing him to life imprisonment till his natural death.

Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja, while noting the "helplessness" of 33-year-old Shiv Kumar Yadav's family members, directed Delhi Legal Services Authority (DLSA) to consider and make necessary provisions for their care and maintenance, besides providing adequate compensation to the girl.

"I am also conscious of the fact that the family of the convict, about whom he did not give a single though while committing the offence in question, would suffer greatly due to his acts," the judge said.

"Though monetary relief cannot be an adequate compensation for the helpless and innocent family members of the convict, yet having considered their plight in view of the offence committed by the convict and the sentence imposed upon him as a consequence thereof, I deem it appropriate to direct the DLSA to consider and make necessary provisions for care and maintenance of the old aged parents, wife and minor children of the convict," the judge said.

The court noted that Mr Yadav's family comprises his father, who is a retired teacher of a government school, his mother and wife, who are homemakers and three school-going children.