Two days after she was raped in a taxi on her way to office in Mohali, a 22-year-old call centre employee recounted the two hours of horror here on Wednesday.
In her statement before the magistrate, the victim, who is from Himachal Pradesh and resides and works in Mohali, said the accused offered to give her a lift around 9:20am and she managed to escape around 11:15am on Monday. Even though the woman claimed she did not recognise the man, she told police that he kept addressing her by her name.
The victim told police that she walks to her office from her paying guest accommodation in a nearby village daily.
“On Monday, a cab (Toyota Etios Liva) pulled close to her and the driver asked for an address. Later, he offered to drop her to her office. Unsuspecting, I sat in the car,” she told police.
However, instead of dropping her at the office, the accused allegedly took her to a secluded area near the Mohali municipal corporation office, stopped there for some time and then took a U-turn towards Sector 79/80 road and halted on a dilapidated road near Sambalki village, where he raped her.