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Techie’s rape case busted

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Techie’s Rape Case Busted, Cyberabad Police Commissioner. Cops arrest cab driver and his friend NIA extends tech help in identification.

Cops arrest cab driver and his friend NIA extends tech help in identification.

Two drivers have been arrested for abducting and raping a 22-year-old software engineer in Information Technology hub of Hyderabad four days ago, police said Tuesday. The drivers were produced before media by Cyberabad Police Commissioner CV Anand.

Earlier, it was believed that the accused dropped the girl and fled after she raised an alarm but police on Tuesday revealed that the girl was taken on the city outskirts and was raped by the duo.

V Sathish, 30, and N Venkateswarlu, 28, both residents of Kukatpally, took the victim to Kollur in Medak district on the outskirts of Hyderabad and raped her on the intervening night of October 18 and 19. They later left the girl near the working women's hostel at Gowlidoddi near Cyberabad, the IT district housing many multinational giants.

The victim, an employee of a leading IT firm, was waiting for an autorickshaw at Mindspace Junction after shopping at a nearby mall at 8.45 p.m. on Friday when a Volvo car, S60, stopped.

Satish, driver of the car belonging to a businessman, offered to drop her at the hostel for Rs 40. His friend Venkateshwarlu, a cab driver, was also seated in the car and was posing as a passenger.

Addressing a press conference, the Police Commissioner said the accused diverted the car towards Outer Ring Road (ORR) and when the girl grew suspicious and raised an alarm, the driver told her that he had lost the way.

He took the car to Kollur where the accused raped the girl. The victim was left near her hostel late in the night and threatened of dire consequences if she reported the matter.

Anand said that the case was cracked with the help of video footage from a CCTV camera of Birla Open Minds School at Kollur on Tellapur road. "The help of National Investigation Agency (NIA) was taken to enhance the blurred image of a car and we finally traced the Volvo car (AP 09 TVA 2762) in which the duo took the girl," he said.

As the city has only 77 Volvo S60 cars, the police traced it to businessman Manoj Agarwal, Manager of Alexandria Construction Company residing at Malaysian Township, Kukatpally, and the investigations led to the arrest of his driver.

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