Hyderabad: Woman sexually assaulted by friend after birthday party
The police have arrested a man in Hyderabad, Telangana, for sexually assaulting a 28-year-old woman at her home. According to the police, the accused had invited the victim to a birthday celebration at an expensive pub in Hyderabad's Jubilee Hills, reported TOI. The incident came just a few weeks after a minor girl was gang-raped in an SUV in the same Jubilee Hills area.
As per reports, the incident occurred after the woman and her friend returned to her home in Hyderabad's Pragathi Nagar following the party on Monday. She had gone to a birthday celebration at a pub after finishing her work. Later, the friend offered to drive her home and she accepted. After a conversation at her place, the friend left and she fell asleep.
According to the police, the woman fell asleep at about 5:00 am but later felt uncomfortable under pressure with strong pain in her private regions at around 6:15 am. She woke up to see the friend, who had previously left, thrusting himself on her. "Despite resistance, the accused assaulted her, and threatened to keep her mouth shut," said a Bachupally Police official.
After the ordeal, the victim began contacting her co-workers from the washroom for help, as per the police. The accused then saw her making the calls and fled the scene. Based on the victim's allegation on Wednesday, the Bachupally Police charged her friend under Sections 376 and 506 of the Indian Penal Court (IPC). The accused was later arrested.
Last month, Hyderabad city hogged the headlines following the gang-rape of a minor girl. The 17-year-old victim, who was returning home from a party in a pub in Jubilee Hills, was allegedly gang-raped by five people, including three minors, inside an Innova car in Telangana's Hyderabad on May 28. The police have been investigating the case and several arrests have already been made.