In a span of 8 days, Hyderabad witnessed sexual assault of 3 minors

Telangana governor Tamilisai Soundarrajan ordered chief secretary Somesh Kumar and DGP M. Mahender Reddy to submit a report on the gang-rape case within two days

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  6 Jun 2022 5:33 AM GMT
In a span of 8 days, Hyderabad witnessed sexual assault of 3 minors

Hyderabad: Even before grim memories of the Jubilee Hills rape case could fade away, two alleged rape of minors has sent shock waves across the city. The two rape cases came to light after Kalapathar police station and Moghalpura police station arrested three accused on Sunday.

Opposition is blaming the government for protecting the accused in the Jubilee Hills rape case because the politician's son is also involved in the gruesome crime.

Kalapathar

Under Kalapathar police station limit, a 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped on May 31. Twenty-one-year-old Mohammed Sufiyan, who works as an event manager, has been arrested and will be produced in court on Monday. According to police, the victim works at a textile shop. When she was heading home on the day of the incident, she was intercepted by the accused who asked for her phone number. She was later manipulated into going with him. He took the victim to his house in the Langar Houz area, where he raped her.

The victim complained of stomach pain on Sunday. Later her mother approached the police. With the help of Bharosa team counselors, the police recorded the victim's statement and arrested the accused. Police registered a case under sections 363, 376(2) of IPC & Sec 5 & 6 of the POCSO Act against the accused.

Moghalpura

In Moghalpura, an 11-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted by two men on May 31. They have been identified as Shaik Kaleem Ali alias Kaleem, 36, a cab driver from Kishanbagh, Bahadurpura, and Mohammed Luqman Ahmed Yazdani alias Luqman, 36, of Muslim Colony in Kondurg village.

On May 31, police received a complaint from the girl's relatives that she was missing from May 31 evening. A case was registered under section 363 IPC and police launched the hunt. In the wee hours of June 1, patrolling staff spotted the girl and brought her to the Police Station. Later she was sent to Bharosa Centre for recording her statement. She said at about 6 pm on May 31, she was going to her parent's house. The accused Kaleem offered her a lift to drop her home as she was not having any money.

Kareem lured took her in his car and on the way he picked up Luqman. They both took her to the house of accused Luqman at Kondurg village, where they raped her. Since the girl was crying with fear, Kareem dropped her at Sultanshahi at 5 am. Based on the statement, police added section 363 IPC to 366 (A), 376 (2) (n), 376 DB, 376 AB of IPC, and 9 (m) of POCSO Act 2012 to the FIR. Police formed two teams. On June 3, the accused persons were sent to judicial custody.

Jubilee Hills

The 17-year-old girl was returning from a party when she was allegedly sexually assaulted by a group of youngsters in a moving vehicle in the Jubilee Hills on May 28. It was reported that the son of an influential person was allegedly involved in the incident along with four others.

Police had earlier registered a case under section 354 (outrage of modesty), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of the IPC, and under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act against the accused. The girl was sent for medical examination. After it was found that she had been raped, police later added section 376 (gang rape) of the IPC to the FIR. According to the FIR, on the afternoon of 28 May, the girl went to a party at Amnesia & Insomnia Pub located on Road No. 36, Jubilee Hills. The party was hosted by her friends. At about 5.30 pm, a few guys misbehaved with her outside the pub. They also inflicted minor injuries on her neck.

Police initially registered a case of "outraging modesty" based on a complaint lodged by the victim's family. Investigators sent the girl for medical examination. When the woman officers at the Bharosa center interacted with the minor, she reportedly revealed the sexual assault. With the help of call records and CCTV footage, police were able to identify all the five culprits.

Telangana governor Tamilisai Soundarrajan on Sunday ordered chief secretary Somesh Kumar and DGP M. Mahender Reddy to submit a report on the gang-rape case within two days. The governor said she was deeply anguished over the heinous incident and has therefore sought a report on the same. The fourth accused, who is a child in conflict with the law (CCL), was apprehended by the police on Sunday morning. So far, four accused, including three minors, have been apprehended. Another accused Omair Khan is still on the run. Officials confirmed that one of the juveniles is a politician's son.

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