The Gachibowli police arrested four minors, who allegedly attempted to rape a 19-year-old girl student belonging to the University of Hyderabad.
Three of the juveniles are 16, while the other is 17. They are residents of Nallagandla, said police.
Police said that all of them are not studying and are doing odd jobs.
On Friday evening, a female UoH student who was hanging out with another male student in a restricted area on campus when they were attacked. The four minors allegedly attacked the boy and then tried to force themselves on her. However, after the girl raised an alarm, the four minor boys fled from the scene.
The girl and her friend have suffered minor injuries.
The Gachibowli police have booked the four juveniles under IPC sections 375d (rape), 307 (attempt to murder), 394 (voluntarily causing hurt in robbery)
According to sources, the four accused were detained last night. They were formally arrested on Saturday afternoon following an interrogation.
Confirming the arrest, Gachibowli Inspector Gangadhar said that the four boys would be sent to a juvenile home.
Earlier speaking to TNM, University of Hyderabad spokesperson Vinod Pavarala had claimed that the attempted rape took place outside the campus. He also added that the university has enough security measures to prevent such incidents.
“The incident took place outside the campus area. It is a restricted area. We don’t want to blame anyone. The university offers all the help required for the injured,” he said.
He further said that they have appeal to student organizations including the students’ union to join with the administration to conduct gender sensitization campaign.