45-year-old arrested in Hyderabad for raping minor repeatedly for a month

The girl has been living with her mother and six siblings, after her father passed away a few years ago.

Published: 23rd January 2019 09:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd January 2019 09:53 AM   |  A+A-

Stop Rape

For representational purposes

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: A 45-year-old man was on Tuesday arrested for repeatedly raping a seven-year-old girl for over a month at Jangammet. Mateen Ali Khan was caught in the act three days ago by the girl’s aunt, after which her family approached the police and the accused was booked for rape under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

The girl has been living with her mother and six siblings, after her father passed away a few years ago.
The accused Mateen, who works as a driver, is the victim’s neighbour. He has been living alone after his wife left him a few months ago. Upon realising that his minor neighbour was often home alone in the afternoons when her mother was at work, he lured her with chocolates and took her to his house where he raped her a month back, following which he assaulted her several more times.

The girl did not tell her mother about what had happened. The assaults came to light only after the girl’s aunt walked in on the man raping her, but soon after he fled the spot, said ACP Falaknuma MA Rasheed.
The man allegedly told the cops that he had performed unnatural sex on her and had resorted to rape as his wife was staying away from him.

The girl was sent for medical examination. A case has been filed and investigation is on.The incident further highlights the need to ensure safety of children -- especially girls even in places considered safe for them like a home or the colony they live in. It further necessitates the importance of having a strong bond of trust between parents and children so that incidents of abuse may be identified soon enough.

Stay up to date on all the latest Hyderabad news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp