Telangana police arrests city lawyer for ‘raping, blackmailing’ NRI techie

Hyderabad: Cyberabad police have arrested a city based advocate Mamidi Sanjeev Reddy for allegedly raping and blackmailing a US returned techie.

Police have also arrested Reddy’s wife Mamidi Kavi, who works as a manager of DCC bank, on the charges of helping her husband in the crime. His nephew, who had also allegedly raped the girl, was arrested too.

Reddy and his nephew had allegedly raped a US returned techie and extorted huge money and other valuables from her. He had also threatened to kill her from his licensed weapon.

The woman, who had been undergoing the torture for the past three years, approached Cyberabad police commissioner on Friday. Bachupally police immediately swung into action and arrested the trio.

Police said that the victim received a friend request from Sanjeev Reddy when she was residing in the USA a few years ago. After she accepted the friend request on Facebook, they started chatting frequently and became close friends.

Police said when she visited India, Reddy picked her up from the airport and dropped her at home in Kokapet. The next day he invited her for lunch at Sitara Grand Restaurant, Kukatpally, where he introduced her to his wife Kaveri and nephew Vishal.

Police sources said when she refused to have food they offered her a soft drink. After drinking it, she became unconscious. Immediately, the trio took her to their house at Nizampet. Sometime later when she regained consciousness, she found herself lying naked.

The victim told police that she was allegedly raped by Reddy which was recorded on his mobile phones.

After that incident, Reddy blackmailed her and extorted Rs 3 lakh from her. He also took away her Cheque books, ATM cards, PAN card, Aadhaar Card, Flat keys, 30 Tulas of Gold, USD 6,000 and also withdrawn an amount of Rs.22,00,000/- from her accounts.

On one of the occasions when she was not at home, Reddy barged into her flat and took away Rs.20 lakh cash. Unable to bear this torture she blocked Reddy’s mobile number. But he shared her personal photographs with her family members and even threatened to upload them on social media.

Police have registered a case under sections 328, 354-B, 354-C, 384, 392, 506 R/w 120B of IPC, Sec.25(1)(A) Arms Act and Sec.67A, IT Act-2005.

Police also seized one Pistol 7.65 MM (0.32) RP-218345, GSF-IN-2016 with 32 rounds ammunition; one empty Koka and three empty magazines and other material from them.

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