NEW YORK (TIP): A Queens Court, on May 2, found Gurmeet Singh, 42, guilty of raping and kidnapping a 29-yearold female passenger but was cleared of robbery and assault as well as the top count of predatory sexual assault.
The victim, a nonprofit employee, testified she hailed a yellow cab in Williamsburg after a Cinco de Mayo party in May 2011, dozed off and came to know when the defendant was on top of her. “Bound, gagged, blindfolded with a knife to her throat,” prosecutor Linda Weinman said in her closing argument.
“(She) woke up to her worst nightmare.” The victim suffered cuts and a busted lip and her cell phone and $20 were missing. “I thought, ‘I’m going to get killed,'” she recounted through tears last week. Gurmeet Singh faces 25 years in prison when he’s sentenced May 12.