Hyderabad gang rape: Accused tried to destroy evidence by wiping car clean, say police
The accused in the Hyderabad gang-rape case allegedly tried to destroy evidence of the crime by wiping off the car where five youths, including three minors, allegedly raped a 17-year-old girl on May 28.
Despite the attempts to destroy evidence, investigators managed to recover some crucial evidence — such as biological fluid, earrings, footwear, and hair — and send them for forensic examination. The police have now invoked Section 201 of the Indian Penal Code (causing the disappearance of evidence of the offence or giving false information to screen the offender) against the accused.
On May 28, the 17-year-old girl had gone to a pub in Hyderabad. She reportedly met a boy there and left the club with him and his friends in a luxury sedan after they promised to drop her home.
Soon they reached a nearby cafe and switched to a multi-utility vehicle and left at around 6.30 pm.
The girl was then allegedly taken to an isolated spot and raped in the car, which the accused parked in Banjara Hills. She was dropped back at the pub at around 7.32 pm.
Both the cars have been seized and sent for forensic examination. The Innova was recovered from a farmhouse in Moinabad on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Saturday.
The farmhouse is owned by a woman with links with a political family and the car was used by a top waqf board functionary as his official vehicle.
Investigators are now in the process of recording the statements of the survivor under Section 164. Based on this, the name of other accused would be added to the FIR if needed.
ACCUSED IN THE HYDERABAD GANG-RAPE CASE
Omer Khan: He is said to be related to an affluent family with political links.
Saduddin Malik: He is the son of a local TRS leader.
The son of a TRS leader
Son of a GHMC Corporator
Son of a TRS corporator from Sangareddy