2 Of 5 Juvenile Arrested In Teen’s Rape Case

Story Highlights
  • The police announced the arrest of 2 accused.
  • The ghastly incident took place last Saturday.
  • Out of the five accused, three are juveniles.

Hyderabad: The police said Friday night they had arrested two of five juveniles allegedly involved in the gangrape of a 17-year-old in an upscale area of the city a week ago. It took police three days to take action. The BJP alleged that two of the accused are being sheltered by their political families.

Earlier, SHO S Rajashekar Reddy said that the gangrape had been confirmed and they had identified the accused. “We are searching for them.” Police seized a Mercedes Benz belonging to one of the accused, in which the assault allegedly took place. The driver is being questioned, police said.

Police have retrieved video footage from at least six CCTV cameras in the vicinity of the pub. The 17-year-old was counselled by women police, during which she described the gangrape. A medical examination later confirmed the assault. Police said the teenager was in shock, and severely traumatised.

BJP chief spokesperson K Krishna Sagar Rao alleged that there were five accused, including sons of two prominent local politicians. “The Hyderabad police have not yet arrested any accused despite the criminal complaint lodged by the parents of the victim, and the alleged criminals’ car being impounded,” Rao said.

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