India court sentences Uber driver to life in prison for rape

An Indian court sentenced an Uber driver to life in prison Tuesday for raping a passenger in his vehicle last December, in a case that has triggered widespread protests against sexual violence and demands for more efforts to ensure women’s safety. Judge Kaveri Baweja had earlier found the driver, Shiv Kumar Yadav, guilty of rape, criminal intimidation, kidnapping and endangering the woman’s life. She sentenced Yadav to “rigorous imprisonment for life which shall mean imprisonment till his remaining natural life,” the Press Trust of India news agency reported.



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