Telangana police booked a case against VC Sajid Khan under POCSO Act
On Sunday, the Telangana police have booked a case against the vice-chairman of a municipal council in the Nirmal district of Telangana for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl last month.
Nirmal Municipal Council vice-chairman Sajid Khan, a leader of ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) went into hiding after police booked a case against him under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO).
Nirmal district superintendent of police Praveen Kumar said the police have constituted four teams to apprehend him. Police launched a search for the accused in Nirmal, Adilabad, Bhainsa, and other towns. He was confident that the accused would be arrested soon.
The victim told police that the accused took her there along with the help of a woman, who is the owner of the house where the girl’s family resides. Khan allegedly raped the 15-year-old girl in Hyderabad last month. The victim told the police that she was taken to Hyderabad on the pretext of a function and the accused perpetrated the crime at a hotel.
The minor girl is a class 8 student and had approached a child helpline and through them lodged a complaint against the municipal vice-chairman. The girl later revealed this to her parents, who approached the child helpline and subsequently the police to lodge a complaint.
DSP Upendra Reddy said after medical examination of the victim and preliminary investigation, a case under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of POCSO was booked against him. The house owner and car driver were also booked in the case.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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