HYDERABAD: A software engineer and a textile businessman have been held in a joint operation by Cyberabad SHE teams and KPHB police on charges of cheating and raping two women software engineers in separate incidents.
A 38-year-old woman techie lodged a complaint with the police alleging that her former colleague, N Srinivas, had induced her with a marriage proposal, exploited her sexually and cheated her. “Srinivas and the victim were colleagues in a software company at Madhapur sometime ago. Under the pretext of marriage, he developed acquaintance with her and exploited her sexually. Later, he started harassing and manhandling her,” KPHB police inspector said.
In another instance, a 24-year-old woman techie complained that one Ramesh Rajpurohith (24) of Rajasthan had sexually exploited her after they met at a textile shop in AP. Later, he moved to Hyderabad and continued to exploit her sexually by threatening to post their intimate pictures.
“Ramesh, who is now living at Osmanshahi runs a textile business. He met the woman about a year ago and induced her with the false promise of marrying her and sexually exploited her. Later, he blackmailed her into continuing the physical relationship with him,” the inspector said.
Srinivas was booked under Sections 376, 420, 419 and 313 and Ramesh under Sections 376, 420, 417 and 506 of IPC. The duo were produced in court and remanded in judicial custody.