Hyderabad gang rape case: Four out of five accused held by police

5 June, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

Telangana Police apprehended the fourth suspect in the suspected gang-rape of a teenage girl in Hyderabad's Jubilee Hills last week on Sunday

Telangana Police apprehended the fourth suspect in the suspected gang-rape of a teenage girl in Hyderabad’s Jubilee Hills last week on Sunday.

Three of the four suspects apprehended are minors. Inspector S Rajashekhar Reddy of Jubilee Hills said, “The fourth suspect in the case has been apprehended by police. Another suspect has been apprehended, bringing the total number of suspects arrested to four.” 

However, the fifth accused has yet to be apprehended.

Telangana Home Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali has stated that no mercy will be shown in the gang-rape case in Hyderabad, while also underlining that the state police department works independently and does not spare the perpetrators.

Yesterday, the Telangana Home Minister stated that “As a result of the complaint, action is taken. There will be no leniency. Telangana Police acts without fear of retaliation and does not spare criminals. Because there was a youngster involved, the arrest took some time, but our cops work diligently.”

This happened after Telangana BJP head Bandi Sanjay wrote to Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, demanding that the Hyderabad gang-rape case be turned over to the CBI and that all of the suspects be arrested.

On May 28, a 17-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped while returning home from a party in Hyderabad’s Jubilee Hills neighbourhood. Later the father of the minor girl filed a police report.

Following the complaint, a case was filed under sections 354 and 323 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 9 read with 10 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act against the five accused.

The girl was allegedly seen standing with the suspected attackers outside the tavern where she had met them, according to security footage that has gone viral on social media. The lads had volunteered to drop her off at her house. Instead, she was molested in a public parking garage. Her assailants alternated rapping her while others stood guard outside the vehicle.