Days after a man was arrested for robbing and raping female taxi passengers, a 27-year-old woman was raped by a taxi driver and his companion in Quezon City Sunday night.
The woman told police she was walking outside a mall on North EDSA when one of the men forced her at knifepoint to board the taxi.
She said the men started taking turns repeatedly raping her as they went through Bulacan Street in Barangay Bungad at around 7:30 p.m.
The men did not stop raping her until they dumped her at the corner of Quezon and West Avenues at around 7 a.m, said the woman, who added that she immediately went to the police to report the attack.
Police have conducted an ocular inspection of the area to check if the vehicle the rapists used could be seen on closed-circuit camera footage.
Following the incident, Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director Chief Superintendent Edgardo Tinio advised the public, particularly women, to always be vigilant and pay attention to their surroundings.
Tinio said the QCPD will conduct an information drive to give commuters tips on how to prevent such incidents.
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