Lankan maid raped by 'trusted' cab driver


A Sri Lankan housemaid was abducted and raped by a taxi driver who was described by her friend as a “trusted” man, a newspaper said on Sunday.

The maid had phoned her friend and asked her if she knows a driver who will take her to the Sri Lankan embassy and bring her back to her employer’s house.

“Her friend gave the phone number of an Indian taxi driver who she said can be trusted.

Instead of taking her to the embassy, the driver took her to an apartment and raped her. He then locked her up until the next day before throwing her out,” the Kuwaiti Arabic language daily Al Watan said.

It quoted police sources as saying the man was arrested a few days later and was identified by the maid in a line at the police station.