Hyderabad teen gang-raped by boys 'from influential families': Cops

The girl's father has filed a complaint and a rape case has been registered against five minors for the alleged gang rape on May 28

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Friday, June 03, 2022, 11:55 PM IST
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In a brazen crime, a 17-year-old girl was allegedly gang raped by five teenagers who offered to drop her home after leaving a pub.

Instead of dropping her, the boys took turns in raping her inside a Mercedes car at Jubilee Hills, a posh area of Hyderabad. As the assault continued in an isolated spot, the others stood guard outside the car.

Shockingly, all the accused are Class 11 and 12 students and belong to "politically influential" families. An MLA's son is believed to be part of the group; however, the police claim he may not have been involved in the crime as he reportedly got off the car and ran away before the assault. According to the boy’s family, he was sitting inside a café at the time of the assault.

The MLA’s political lineage has led to protests by the BJP.

The minor girl had gone to the pub along with a friend. As her friend had left early, she befriended a boy at the party. He along with his friends promised to drop her home. They stopped at a pastry shop en route and later parked the car at an isolated spot, where the assault took place. The incident came to light when the girl's father noticed injuries on her neck and enquired about it. She told him that some boys attacked her after a party at a pub.

On a complaint by the victim's father, the police registered a case under section 354 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and took up the investigation.

It was initially treated as a case of outraging of modesty but after recording the statement of the victim, the police altered the section to Section 376 of the IPC.

A police officer said they were looking for the accused based on the statement of the victim. The girl is in a state of shock and could name only one boy, who is also a minor.

The police were also scanning CCTV footage and gathering other technical evidence.

The police are also investigating how minors were allowed in the pub and whether they had alcohol. The manager of the pub said no one was allowed to drink or smoke in the party, reports NDTV.

"The place was booked for a party hosted by a person called Ishan for 150 people. But 30 more persons were added. We are hearing they all left together in the car and as per the police we know they had alcohol outside," the manager said.

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