October 24, 2013

INDIA: 23-Year-Old Software Engineer Gang-Raped By Two Drivers In Hyderabad >:/

Times of India
written by Staff
Wednesday October 23, 2013

HYDERABAD - Two car drivers were arrested on Tuesday for abducting and raping a 23-year-old software engineer employed with an IT major. Shockingly, the Inborbit mall abduction incident reported on Monday was not just a case of kidnapping but murky details emerged on Tuesday with the police disclosing that the two drivers abducted the software professional from Madhapur at 8.20pm on Friday in a Volvo car, drove her for nearly four hours on several stretches, including the Outer Ring Road (ORR), and raped her at an isolated area near Open Mind Birla School, Tellapur. They later dropped her near her hostel at around 2.30am. The software professional moved to the city just two months ago.

During the six-hour ordeal, the car drove through two tollgates of ORR and high security IT hub zone, while her friends approached Madhapur police. However, the victim could not be rescued and the accused were nabbed four days after the assault.

Cyberabad police commissioner CV Anand told the media: "The duo–V Satish, 30, and N Venkateswarlu, 28, both car drivers from Yellammabanda near Kukatpally–picked up the victim near Inorbit mall at Madhapur at 8.20pm and after gang raping her, dropped the victim back at her hostel after six hours. We suspect their involvement in more such offences and they have to be interrogated further."

Satish, works as driver of Manoj Agarwal, a corporate executive and resident of Malaysian Township. Venkateswarlu and Satish are friends.

On October 18, Manoj Agarwal went out of station leaving his Volvo D6-S 60 Model car (AP 09TVA 2762) with his driver Satish. After his employer left, Satish invited Venkateswarulu to his house and the duo began their 'joy ride' towards Madhapur IT Zone.

At Mind Space junction near Inorbit mall, Satish saw the software engineer waiting on the road for transport and he asked her where she wanted to go. The victim told Satish that she wanted to go to Gowli Doddi or Wipro junction. Satish then asked her to pay Rs 50 and a deal was struck for Rs 40. During this time, Venkateswarulu, who was posing like a passenger, sat in the rear seat.

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