Hyderabad: Panjagutta police arrested a 36-year-old person on Wednesday for allegedly raping a minor girl multiple times at his residence over a period of 10 days. The accused was reportedly luring the 13-year-old victim under the pretext of paying money for milk packets that he was buying the minor girl’s family.
Police said the victim’s family collected milk packets from nearby dairy farms and sold them to different households during the morning hours for their livelihood. They also supplied milk packets to accused Shaik Jahangir, a puncture shop owner, who used to live in the same locality. When the victim’s mother sought payment for milk, the accused asked her to come in the afternoon. As she works as maid during the day time and her husband works as a watchman, she was forced to send her daughter to the residence of the accused for collecting money.
Speaking to media, west zone additional DCP Iqbal Siddiqui said, “Taking advantage, the accused sexually abused her and gave her additional Rs 100 to Rs 200 for not revealing anything to anyone. From the last 10 days, the accused was raping the victim.”
On Tuesday at 10pm, when the victim’s mother returned home after completing her work, she found her daughter depressed. When questioned, the victim told her parents about what “Uncle Jahangir” was doing. Following this, the victim’s mother lodged a complaint against the accused. Police have booked a case under relevant sections of POCSO Act 2012 and IPC. They have sent the victim for medical examination.
“We formed special teams and nabbed Jahangir on Wedn-esday evening within 24 hours of the registration of FIR,” said Panjagutta inspector M. Niranjan Reddy....