A court in India has sentenced an Uber driver to life in prison for raping a young woman passenger in New Delhi, in a case that displayed the dangers faced by women from violent sex attackers.
"Keeping in view the facts and evidences in the case, I sentence Shiv Kumar Yadav, to rigorous life imprisonment,” Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja told the court.
Driver Shiv Kumar Yadav was convicted of raping and abducting the 25-year-old passenger, who was going home after having dinner with her friends in December. Although he was convicted last month, sentencing was delayed due to a shortage of police officers in the Indian capital.
Uber was officially banned in Delhi following the attack.
Increasing number of assaults, especially sexual violence has alarmed and become a major concern for the general public.
After the horrific rape and murder of a young physiotherapist in 2012 in Delhi, mass protests took place across the country.
India recorded 36,735 rape cases in 2014, with 2,096 of them in Delhi alone.