The man suspected of raping a client of Uber Eats to whom he delivered a meal at home on the night of August 5 to 6 in Paris was indicted and placed in custody on Wednesday, AFP learned. judicial sources.
The suspect, a 26-year-old undocumented Bangladeshi, was arrested Monday in Bordeaux while taking a bus to Portugal, nearly a week after the incident. According to the first elements of the investigation, the man, who had lost his job as a cook, provided meal deliveries using the accounts of other people registered as couriers on the application of the American giant Uber.
The deliveryman challenges the complainant's version
The woman said that the suspect had entered her home at the delivery of her order and raped her when she had just taken sleeping pills, according to a source close to the case. After his arrest, the suspect who does not speak French and disputes this version of the facts, was transferred Tuesday night in Paris, where the prosecutor's office opened Wednesday a criminal investigation for rape. Indicted by an investigating judge, he was then placed in pre-trial detention.
Arrived in France in 2017, the young man claims to have asked for political asylum, without getting an answer to date, which the investigation has not yet been able to verify. Contacted, his lawyer did not wish to react. "The reported facts are horrendous and we take them all the more seriously and seriously as we are engaged on the cause of sexual and gender-based violence and are taking action to fight against this scourge," a spokesman said. Uber. "We are working with law enforcement and providing them with all the information we have to advance their investigation," he added.