In a shocking incident, a 16-year-old girl from Hyderabad was sexually assaulted and left with injuries. The survivor is currently undergoing treatment at a private hospital. As the 16-year-old hails from a poor family, the Neredmet police in Malkajgiri, Telangana, bore the expenses of the treatment, which cost Rs 20,000.
Police have arrested the accused, 23-year-old Narender Reddy, a resident of Kundanapally, Keesara mandal, on Monday. The accused, a driver by profession, took the girl to Cherlapalli village in his car and raped her, on Saturday. After she started profusely bleeding, he dropped her at a private hospital and fled the spot, police told TNM.
According to the police, the accused reportedly befriended the survivor and promised to marry her. After taking a statement from the survivor, the Neredmet police launched a hunt to arrest the accused.
Police charged Narender under POCSO Act (Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences), section 366 (kidnapping), section 420 (cheating), section 419 (cheating by personation) and section 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint). They sent him to judicial custody.
Speaking to TNM, Neredmet Station House Officer Narasimha Swamy said, “The victim has been assaulted brutally. Her parents were not able to pay the medical bills, hence decided to help them. The accused befriended the girl and had been manipulating her. The accused was absconding for two days, but we nabbed him on Monday and presented him before the court.”
In April, a similar incident took place in Hyderabad. A 24-year-old worker raped a 17-year-old girl on the pretext of marrying her. He, however, cheated her later, following which cheating and POCSO cases were filed against him by the Dabeerpura police.