Police in Telangana on Sunday held three accused including two juveniles for gangrape of a tribal girl, who was preparing for an exam to join the police force.
The shocking incident occurred in Telangana’s Karimnagar district. According to police, the accused were batchmates of the girl and all were preparing for police recruitment examination.
While a youth and a juvenile committed the rape, another juvenile filmed the act on his mobile phone, police said.
G. Srinivas (22), and the two juveniles were all produced before a court, which sent them to judicial custody.
While Srinivas was sent to Karimnagar jail, the two juveniles were shifted to a remand home.
They have been booked under Nirbhaya Act, the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and the Information Technology Act.
Though the incident occurred near Veenavanka village in Karimnagar district on February 10, it came to light only three days ago after the victim told her parents.
The victim’s relatives beat up the accused, who had to be admitted to a hospital in Warangal district. Police took them into custody after they were discharged from the hospital.
According to police, the crime was committed when the accused and the victim were returning home after watching a movie. Another girl accompanying the victim reportedly escaped after the accused took them to a nearby hillock.
Taking a serious note of the incident, the state government has asked police to take strong action against the accused.
Telangana Finance Minister E. Rajender, under whose constituency the incident occurred, said the guilty would not be spared.
TRS MP K. Kavitha said the accused were booked under three stringent legislations.