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Hyderabad gangrape: Police arrest second accused, son of local leader in Telangana Rashtra Samithi

The accused were identified as Saduddin Malik and Omer Khan while three others are minors
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Our Bureau, Agencies   |   Published 04.06.22, 12:25 PM

In the Hyderabad minor girl rape case, police takes into custody a teenage boy on Saturday, reports NDTV. He is the son of a local leader of chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao's Telangana Rashtra Samithi party and the second to be arrested in the case. The accused were identified as Saduddin Malik, arrested on Friday, and Omer Khan while three others are minors.

The 17-year-old girl was who visited a pub here five days ago for a daytime party was allegedly gang-raped by five people, including three juveniles, police said.

According to a NDTV report, the police have identified all five based on CCTV footage and the statement of the survivor. The security footage which is viral on social media showed the girl standing with the suspected attackers outside the pub where she had met them. The security footage which is viral on social media showed the girl standing with the suspected attackers outside the pub where she had met them. The boys had offered to drop her home. Instead, she was assaulted inside a parked car in the city. Her attackers took turns raping her while the others stood guard outside the car.

The issue assumed political colour, with the opposition BJP alleging the involvement of ruling TRS and AIMIM leaders in the matter and taking exception to an alleged delay in arresting the accused.

Raising slogans against the police and others, BJP activists held a dharna at the Jubilee Hills police station in the city, demanding expeditious action.

TRS working president and state minister K T Rama Rao expressed shock over the news of rape of the minor and urged Home Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali and the police to take immediate and stern action in the matter.

"Outraged & shocked with the news of the rape of a minor in Hyderabad. Request HM @mahmoodalitrs Garu @TelanganaDGP Garu and @CPHydCity to take immediate & stern action. Please don't spare anyone involved irrespective of their statuses or affiliations," Rama Rao tweeted.

Responding to his tweet, Home Minister Ali said strict action would be taken against the offenders irrespective of their background."Sure @KTRTRS sir. It is a ghastly incident. Strong action will be taken against all the offenders, irrespective of their background. @TelanganaDGP & @CPHydCity have already been directed to make out efforts & arrest all the accused at the earliest & take strong action as per law," he tweeted.



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