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The driver being sought is said to have been booked through the Uber service

The driver being sought is said to have been booked through the Uber service

The driver being sought is said to have been booked through the Uber service

Police are searching for a taxi driver from the international cab-booking service Uber for allegedly raping a young woman in the Indian capital.

Investigators in New Delhi found a taxi that was abandoned by the 32-year-old driver, police said.

The woman was returning from a dinner engagement on Friday and had used the mobile app Uber to hail a car to drive her home.

The Press Trust of India reported that the 26-year-old woman dozed off during the drive.

When she woke up she found the car had been parked in a secluded place, and the driver then threatened her before raping her.

Uber said in a statement that it had suspended the driver's account and is working with police as they investigate the incident.

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