Shahjahnpur, Sep 12 : A woman was raped by the driver of a van in the Puwayan area of this district in Uttar Pradesh, police said on Thursday.
Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Arpana Gautam said that a woman residing in the Puwayan police station area, was travelling with her one-year-old son. On her way, a man driving a van offered her a lift and the woman agreed.
Mr Gautam said that the woman has alleged that the driver took her to an isolated spot where he outraged her modesty and then fled from the spot.
The woman informed her family about the incident. Upon receiving information, police reached the spot and inspected the spot of the crime while the locals identified the vehicle. After taking the van into their possession, police arrested the driver as well.
The woman has been sent for a medical checkup.
Further investigation is underway, the ASP added. (UNI)