Delhi female tourist raped by man at a Hyderabad hotel on Independence day
A 22-year-old woman tourist from Delhi was allegedly raped by a drunk man on the intervening night of August 15 and 16 at a hotel in posh Banjara Hills area of Hyderabad. Police on Friday arrested four persons including the man who had allegedly committed the crime.
All the four are natives of Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh, an official said. The main accused, identified as Vamshi Krishna Reddy (32) is into real estate business along with three others. "Reddy had boarded a room in the hotel. At around 3 am on the intervening night of August 15 and 16, he allegedly raped the woman by threatening her with a lighter resembling a gun. Three of his associates had also threatened the victim and her friend and helped Reddy to commit the offence," the official said quoting the complaint.
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In her complaint lodged with the police yesterday, the woman said the four men, all in an inebriated condition, had entered her room in the hotel in the wee hours and threatened her, Banjara Hills police station inspector K Srinivas said. "She stated that one of the men, in in his mid-30s, forcibly took her to his adjacent room and sexually assaulted her," he said. Srinivas said the woman had come to Hyderabad along with another woman and a man to visit various tourist spots in the city, and all of them were staying in two rooms at the hotel.
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The four men were also put up in the same hotel. After noticing the two women, they barged into the victim's room and threatened her with a cigarette lighter resembling a gun and one of them allegedly raped her," the inspector said. Police have registered a case on the charges of rape and under other sections of the IPC.
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