Malaysian taxi driver accused of raping customer, then demanding fare

January 23rd, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS  

Kuala Lumpur, Jan 23 (DPA) A Malaysian taxi driver was accused of raping a customer several times, then demanding she pay her fare after he took her home, a news report said Friday.The suspect was accused of picking up a 28-year-old clerk late Tuesday and driving her to a secluded area in the central state of Selangor before handcuffing her and raping her several times, the New Straits Times daily said.

Several hours later, the man drove the woman home but demanded that she pay the fare on the meter.

On the pretence of not having enough cash, the woman went into her home to get the money while the driver waited in his cab.

She told her uncle what had happened, and he confronted the suspect, resulting in an exchange of blows and the cab driver speeding off, the report said.

District police chief Arjunaidi Mohamad said police were searching for the suspect, adding that a police report was lodged on the incident.

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