The minor son of a MLA of the AIMIM (All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen) has been named as an accused within the Hyderabad gangrape case that has set off outrage and political clashes in Telangana. All six accused — one grownup and 5 minors — at the moment are in custody. They’ve been accused beneath the POCSO Act, and sections of penal code for outraging of modesty and prison assault.
Final week, BJP MLA Raghunandan Rao had launched a video clip and pictures of the teenager and her assailants, alleging the presence of the MLA’s son in a automobile along with her. The police, he alleged, was engaged in a cover-up.
Initially, the police maintained that the legislator’s son was not within the automobile and later stated he was not concerned within the rape.
The teenager was attacked contained in the automobile by a bunch of schoolboys when she was leaving a pub. One of many boys had supplied her a experience. The assault passed off within the posh Jubilee Hills space of Hyderabad.
Safety footage that went viral confirmed the lady standing outdoors the pub with the suspected attackers. The MLA’s son, who was additionally seen within the video, might face jail time period of upto 5 years.
The accused are college students of Class 11 and 12 and belong to “politically influential” households, sources have stated.
One of many minors in custody is the son of an area chief of the state’s ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi. One other minor is the son of a politician from Sanga Reddy.
The Innova automobile by which she was allegedly assaulted was recovered yesterday from the farmhouse. The unregistered automobile was apparently not too long ago assigned to a politician. It appeared to have been cleaned after the assault.