HYDERABAD:A 33-year-old married woman was allegedly kidnapped near the Punjagutta police station, driven away to a house in Kamatipura police limits in the old city and gang-raped on Saturday night.
The woman managed to escape from the rapists’ clutches on Sunday morning and lodged a complaint with the police who registered a gang-rape case and took up investigation.The victim’s statement was recorded by sub- inspector K Manohini of Women Police Station of South Zone.
The woman stated that she was married and working as a tailor along with her husband at Mehdipatnam. Around 8 am on Saturday, she took Rs 2,000 in cash from her husband to buy tailoring material and went to the Punjagutta junction. While proceeding to purchase material, she called one Shakeel, who supplies tailoring material.
“Minutes after the woman arrived at Hyderabad Central and was waiting opposite the Punjagutta Police station to meet Shakeel, a vehicle screeched to a halt near where she was standing and she was forcibly pulled into the vehicle and driven away to a place in Kamatipura police limits. On the way, in the moving vehicle, the miscreants, said to be known to her, started misbehaving with her. As the vehicle reached Kamatipura, they took her to a room and raped her,” said Kamatipura police inspector B Ramesh.
The woman said in her statement that four persons, including the driver, were inside the cab and one of them called up a person addressing him as Asad and directed him to come over to Kamatipura from Attapur.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the woman had been raped and she received minor injuries. Based on the call data of her mobile phone, police took two persons into custody and questioned them. Police are trying to retrieve the footage of CCTVs at the places of offence _ Kamatipura and Punjagutta junction _ to know the registration number of the vehicle that was used in the commission of offence. The woman, who was in a state of shock, was unable to provide any details of the vehicle. Police shifted her to a hospital where her condition is said to be stable. Police formed special teams to identify and trace the accused. Kamatipura police registered a case of gang-rape.