A 33-year-old Polish woman was raped by a cab driver who had offered her a ride while she was on her way to Delhi along with her two year-old-daughter from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, police said on Saturday.
A zero First Information Report (which will be numbered later by the police station under whose jurisdiction the crime occurred) has been registered in Delhi, police said.
Mathura is about 135 km from Delhi.
The victim, a Lord Krishna devotee, said she was raped by the driver who offered her a lift on the Mathura-Delhi highway on the midnight of January 2.
She said she trusted the driver and accepted his offer of a ride to the national capital.
She said she fell unconsciousness, and realised she had been assaulted sexually when she found herself on a bench outside the Nizammudin railway station in south Delhi, her daughter crying beside her.
On the basis of a medical examination which confirmed rape, a zero FIR was registered at Paharganj in central Delhi. A police officer said the woman approached the Paharganj police station as she was told that many foreigners live in central Delhi.
The victim, who lives in Mathura, told police that the cab driver had sprayed something on her face that made her lose consciousness.
She also told police that she works in the cloth export business, and would travel often to Delhi on work.