Hyderabad: A 50-year-old auto rickshaw driver allegedly raped a nine-year-old girl inside his parked vehicle at a market in Bowenpally on December 19, it was reported on Wednesday.
The girl, who came to the market with her mother, was sitting inside the autorickshaw waiting for her mother to return when the driver, A. Narsingh, overpowered her and raped her. He then warned her against telling her mother of the incident.
The incident came to light on Wednesday night when her mother lodged a complaint with the police. She told the police that the child was so afraid that she kept quiet for two days. After much persuasion the girl told about her mother of the incident.
The victim’s mother, a vegetable vendor, had come to the market at Seetharampuram to collect some money. “It took half an hour for her to finish her work and get back to the autorickshaw. The child was sitting in the vehicle which was parked behind the market, Bowenpally inspector K. Kiran said. Police booked a case and is looking for the driver.