This Article is From Jun 05, 2022

Hyderabad Gang-Rape: Fourth Accused, A Minor, Taken Into Custody

Hyderabad Gang-Rape: Police had detained two teenagers yesterday, while another accused, identified as Saduddin Malik, was arrested on Friday.

Hyderabad Gang-Rape: Police said a search is on to nab the fifth accused.


A teenager, the fourth accused in the Hyderabad gangrape case, has been taken into custody, the police said today.

The Hyderabad Police said the fifth accused is still on the run, and a search is on to trace him.

This comes a day after two teenagers were taken into custody for allegedly raping the girl. One of them is the son of a local leader of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao's Telangana Rashtra Samithi party (TRS).

Another accused, identified as Saduddin Malik, was detained on Friday.

The 17-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by five young men when she was returning home after a party in the Jubilee Hills area of Hyderabad on May 28.

The boys had offered to drop her home. Instead, they went to a pastry and coffee shop, where they changed into an Innova. After travelling for a while, she was allegedly assaulted inside the parked vehicle in the city. They took turns raping her while the others stood guard outside, the police said.

The police initially registered a case of "outraging modesty" based on the girl's father's complaint. It was changed to a rape case later.

The case has now taken a political colour, with the BJP and Congress demanding that the K Chandrashekar Rao-led government hand over the investigation to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to ensure an impartial probe.

Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan has sought a detailed report within two days from the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police regarding the case.

"Deeply anguished over this heinous incident, the Hon'ble Governor has ordered for the submission of a detailed report within two days on the issue from the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police," an official release said.

Earlier, BJP MLA Raghunandan Rao on Saturday released a video clip and photographs, alleging the presence of an AIMIM MLA's son in a car with the survivor, where the leader says the minor was sexually assaulted.

The video clip and photographs shared with NDTV show a young man, said to be the AIMIM MLA's son, involved in an intimate act with the minor girl in the presence of other accused. 

Mr Rao released the video clip and the photographs a day after the police dismissed the claim as baseless. "We have identified five culprits as per CCTV footage and the statement of the survivor, and the MLA's son is not one of them, "Joel Davis, Deputy Commissioner of Police, West Zone, had said on Friday.