Hyderabad police have arrested one more person for allegedly sexually assaulting two minors for over a year.
On Sunday, the Cyberabad police arrested the accused, Pradeep Agarwal, the owner of a factory in Katedan. He was released on bail four days ago, after the Mylardevpally police arrested him on charges of outraging the modesty of one of his female employees.
The prolonged abuse came to light a few days ago, when the nine-year-old sisters refused to leave the company of a teacher at their school. The teacher alerted an NGO and which in turn lodged a police complaint.
It was reported that Pradeep had a relationship with the mother of the girls.
So far, the investigation revealed that with the assistance of their mother, the twin sisters were sexually abused by at least seven people for past five years.
The accused include their older brother, his friend, a private factory supervisor, three other men of Budvel and an auto driver, Shafi.
The Cyberabad police also said that for past five years their mother has been having relationships with several men and she used to get intimate with them in front of her children.
â€śWhen the family was in Katedan, the girlsâ€™ mother used to send them to sleep in a supervisor's AC room at Budvel. The supervisor abused the girls several times. Despite the girls refusing to go to the room, their mother forced them to do so. At that time, the girls were in pre-school,â€ś Deputy commissioner of police (DCP), Shamshabad, PV Padmaja told Times of India.
Three men apart from the supervisor who had allegedly sexually assaulted the girls in Budvel, are yet to be identified by the police.
The victims also told women cops and child psychologists about their neighbour 40-year-old Jaffar and his 16-year-old son who had raped them multiple times over the past one year. Police have arrested the duo on Thursday.