Hyderabad City Police Commissioner CV Anand, in a press meet said that all the accused involved in Gang Rape case were in held. The city police on Tuesday announced the arrest of two more juveniles. The total number of arrests has reached six till now.
Meanwhile, addressing a late evening press conference in Hyderabad, City Police Commissioner CV Anand, said, everything was crystal clear now. He claimed that the police collected evidence over the last one week.
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The top cop clarified that they have drawn evidence by using different media including videos of the offence and CCTV footage.
CP brief on Hyderabad Gang Rape Case
The Commissioner said “the suspects, five of them are minors and one major, Saduddin Malik. They shot the crime on their mobile phones and circulated it first among themselves, ‘as if it was heroism’. Later on, they shared among friends in WhatsApp. Subsequently, it landed on different social media platforms.”
Hence, the six were being booked under sections of the IT Act . Apart from the rape charges under the Indian Penal Code and Protection Of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
Regarding the sixth juvenile, Anand said, “the police came to know of his presence in the Mercedes Benz from videos circulated by the suspects. He had forcefully kissed the victim in the Benz. He added that the sixth juvenile was not present in the vehicle used for the crime.
According to the Commissioner, the victim was shifted from the Benz to an Innova. Whether this Innova is a government vehicle is being confirmed. He added that the driver of the Innova, got off as another minor took over the wheel. However, he will be questioned to see whether he knew of the offence”
Anand, said the suspects had misbehaved and molested the victim while in the pub itself. As the suspects thought she might create trouble as she left the pub, they followed her. Their body language, indicated that they had made up their plan by then.
Anand said “the entire episode actually had the beginnings on March 28 when a juvenile from Bengaluru made plans for the party, for which he contacted Osman Ali Khan here, who booked the pub.
The Benguluru boy then announced the party on Instagram, with a fee of about Rs.1200 per head being fixed. Though this was reduced to Rs.900 by the pub later, the organizers continued to collect Rs.1250 from those wanting to attend. An advance payment of Rs.1 lakh was done to the pub two days before the party.”
‘“The victim paid Rs.1,300 and entered the pub along with a friend of hers, also a minor. After the event and the rape, she went home, where her parents saw injuries on neck.
In spite of several requests, the girl did not reveal anything. Hence, the worried father, got in touch with the police on May 31. A case under sections 9 and 10 of POCSO was registered and an FIR too was issued”