Jubilee Hills gang rape: Cops get minor rapists’ custody; to grill today

The investigations would resume from Saturday as per our initial schedule, the police said

HYDERABAD: The Jubilee Hills police were granted custody of all the minors involved in the gangrape and sexual assault case, including the son of an MIM MLA, on Friday. Officials would start their questioning from Saturday, the police confirmed.

The second day of questioning of the prime accused, Sadudin Malik, and the meeting with the minors at the Saidabad juvenile home could not be done on Friday, allegedly due to the sudden protests and tensions across the city which kept the West Zone officials busy. The investigations would resume from Saturday as per our initial schedule, the police said.

Sources revealed that the police were to take statements from the juveniles from the Saidabad home and corroborate the same with that of Malik from his first day of questioning conducted on Thursday. The focus was reportedly on the minors involved in the case. Malik had not travelled in the Mercedes Benz during the first sexual assault involving the MIM MLA’s son, the police said.

Meanwhile, the assistant commissioner of police (ACP), cybercrime, K.V.M. Prasad said so far five cases were booked against those circulating the videos of the incident on social media platforms. “For the past few days, we have been sending notices to Facebook, YouTube and Instagram with the account information to take down the videos,” he said.

Malik and the four juveniles were allegedly involved in the gang-rape of a minor girl in a car at Jubilee Hills on May 28. The sixth juvenile was booked for outraging the modesty of the victim and other Sections of POCSO Act. All the persons involved in the case have also been booked under sections of the Information Technology Act on charges of circulating the videos of the crime, which they themselves shot on their mobile phones while committing the offence.

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