A 17-year-old girl has been allegedly molested and gang-raped in a Mercedes car by five minors in Hyderabad.
The matter came to light after the minor girl’s father submitted a complaint with the police regarding the incident that took place under the Jubilee Hills police station limits on May 28. A case was registered under Sections 354 and 323 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 9 read with 10 of the POCSO Act.
After the 17-year-old girl was sent for medical examination, the police have now altered the case and added Section 376 (gang rape) of the IPC to it.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (West Zone) Joel Davis said that the accused have not been identified so far. «The rape case was registered based on the complaint of the victim’s father. Subsequently, after the victim’s statement, we altered the sections and added sections 9 and 10 of the POCSO Act. Around five accused are involved,” Davis told ANI over the phone.
“She is not in a position to identify the accused, so we are in the process of identifying the accused zeroing
through other technical details. Prima facie, accused are also juvenile,” he added.
According to the complainant, on May 28, his daughter went to a party at a pub in Jubilee Hills which was hosted by her friends.
«At about 5.30 pm, she was taken out of the pub by a few guys in a car. Later, they misbehaved with my daughter and assaulted her, she has minor injuries on her neck. Since then, my daughter is in deep shock and unable to disclose the things exactly,” read the complaint.
According to a senior police officer, an MLA’s son and the chairman of a minority board were present at the party and had accompanied the girl.
Meanwhile, the manager of the pub said that the incident happened after the accused made the victim sit in their car outside. «We provide security inside the premises, nothing can happen inside. The incident happened after they made her sit in their car outside,” Sai Kiran, the manager of Insomnia Pub, told ANI. WITH ANI INPUTS