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Hyderabad teen gang rape in Mercedes car : Out of 5 identified accused, 3 are minors, 1 arrested, says police

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: On Friday evening, one person has been arrested in the case of a gang-rape of a 17-year-old girl inside a Mercedes in Hyderabad, said the police. Out of the five people identified, three are minors, it added. The incident took place on Saturday evening in Hyderabad.

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West Zone DCP, Joel Davis said, “Victim couldn’t reveal anything about culprits. She only revealed one name & spl teams were immediately formed to nab them. CCTV footage recovered. We’ve identified 5 culprits as per CCTV footage and as per the statement of the victim.” “Out of the 5 culprits that were identified, three are minors. One accused Saduddin Malik has been arrested. The allegation that the Home Minister’s son-in-law is involved, is baseless,” he added.

West Zone DCP, Joel Davis further said,”For one juvenile in conflict with law, we could get specific lead. Because of nighttime, we could not apprehend him, I’m hopeful that we will be able to apprehend him tomorrow. He is the son of a VIP.” He also added, “There were a lot of allegations in the media on MLA’s son. As per the statement of the victim, CDR analysis, and the CCTV footage, he was not among those 5. We are still investigating for further evidence.”


According to the police information, the gangrape victim’s father approached the police three days after the incident as the girl was in a state of shock for two days. The incident allegedly took place on May 28 in Hyderabad’s Jubilee Hills area and the complaint was filed by the girl’s father on May 31.

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“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.

A case has been registered under Indian Penal Code sections 354 and 323 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 9 r/w 10 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

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