Recently, a heartbreaking incident happened in Hyderabad that left many shocked and disgusted. A teenager in Hyderabad, who went to a pub for a party, was allegedly gang-raped by schoolboys inside a Mercedes car in an upscale part of town last Saturday.
As per the police, the accused are Class 11 and 12 students, who belong to “politically influential” families. As per reports, an MLA’s son is believed to be part of the group, but the police say he may not have been involved in the gang rape.
On Saturday evening, the 17-year-old girl went to a pub with a friend, who left early. As per the reports, a boy befriended the teenager at the club and allegedly promised to drop her home. It was then the girl left the club with him and his friends.
As per the police, the group stopped at a pastry shop before the assault. The five boys allegedly parked the car at Jubilee Hills – one of the poshest neighborhoods in the city. It was then they took turns to rape the girl while the others stood guard outside the car. As per the sources, the MLA’s son reportedly got off the car before the assault and ran away.
Case Has Been Filed Under POCSO Act
Sadly, when the girl’s father noticed injuries on her neck, he asked her about what happened. She reportedly told him some boys had attacked her after a party at the pub. Based on the girl’s father’s complaint, the police firstly registered a case of “outraging modesty”. But, later, when she gave a detailed statement, a rape case was filed.
While sharing the details, the police officer Joel Davis told NDTV, “Her father approached us. According to whatever he told us we filed a case of outraging modesty under POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences). He was not sure what happened, the girl was not in a position to reveal anything…When the girl was sent to women officers, she revealed the true extent of what had happened…She could not reveal the identity of the accused. She only had one name. Based on the footage and technical evidence, we are looking for the suspects.”
Netizens Express Anger & Demand Action
As the news went viral, many netizens came forward to express their disgust.
#Hyderabad: A 17YO was gang-raped after returning from a pub in Jubliee Hills, five accused reportedly from influential families are involved. No arrest so far, as cops said victim is not in state to identify the accused.
While the police are also investigating how the club gave access to minors, it is quite heartbreaking how young boys from well-educated and well-to-do families could indulge in such heinous crimes. If this doesn’t scare, shock, or disgust us, then what will?