HYDERABAD: In a shocking incident, three youths from the city allegedly raped a female friend of theirs at a party hosted by one of them at their house. The incident occurred in Kusumanagar, under Vanasthalipuram PS limits.
On July 15, the accused who knew the girl, invited her to a birthday party. When the unsuspecting girl came over, they overpowered and raped her.
They threatened the girl with dire consequences, if she informed anyone. Not able to bear the trauma, the girl finally informed her father, who then lodged a police complaint. Two suspects have since been arrested, while efforts are on to nab the third.
The names of the accused are given as Nihal, Sreekanth and Shine. While Nihal is alleged to be the main accused, the party is learnt to have been hosted by Shine. Police have registered a case under Section 376 Criminal Amendment Act (Nirbhaya), and also under SC/ST Atrocities Act.
Senior police officials said that there are certain contradictory statements by the girl and they are verifying the same.
“The incident is old. The girl and boy knew each other for a while. Two boys share a flat and called the girl for a party. They had some drinks and became physically intimate. Later, they seem to have had some differences. And we are told that the other boy too forced himself on her. We are investigating,” said a senior official.