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Telangana police arrests second accused in Hyderabad 17-year-old rape case, minor son of TRS leader taken into custody

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Hyderabad: In yet another horror incident, A 17-year-old minor returning from a party in Hyderabad was gang-raped in a Mercedes car. The second arrest was made on Saturday in the Hyderabad gang rape case. The police have taken the minor son of the TRS leader in custody. Earlier on Friday, five accused were identified in the case, out of which one has been arrested. Of the five accused, three are minors.

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In total, five people have been identified. In a press conference, Deputy Commissioner of Police (West Zone) Joel Davis said the suspect Saduddin Malik was arrested by the police. Out of the five people identified, three are minors, the police added. CCTV footage and the statement of the victim have led the cops to the accused.

“Hyderabad rape victim could not reveal anything about the culprits. But she managed to reveal one name and special teams were immediately formed to nab them. CCTV footage has been recovered. We have identified five culprits as per CCTV footage and as per the statement of the victim,” Joel Davis said. He further said that the cops have identified a juvenile boy and his location has been traced. However, as per law, minors should not be apprehended in night time. “I am hopeful that we will be able to apprehend him on Saturday,” Davis had said on Friday.

The DCP, however, clarified that the name of an AIMIM MLA’s son as alleged by the Telangana BJP did not figure in the victim’s statement as of now. “The investigation will continue and if the victim gives any further details as and when she is in a position to do so, we will investigate accordingly. We will not spare anyone however high and mighty they are,” the DCP reiterated.

The boys are said to have allegedly parked the car in the Jubilee Hills area and took turns to gang-rape her while the rest were standing guard outside the car. Police said that the accused are students of class 11th and 12th.

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