20-year-old Hyderabad student confined, raped for 17 months

  India_Gang_Rape__systems@deccanmail-3   HYDERABAD: Around the time a Delhi courtsentenced four men to death in the Nirbhaya gang-rape case, the cyber city was shocked by the revelation of a 20-year-old student of a polytechnic institute who was confined and raped for 17 months by the owner of the college canteen. The girl managed to escape from captivity to reach home on Wednesday and the accused, 33-year-old Satya Prakash Singh, was arrested a day later. The girl, a resident of Riyasatngar in old city, was kept in different houses on the outskirts of the city since April, 2012 and raped repeatedly by Singh. She even had to undergo abortion once, police sources said. Singh is in judicial custody, having been booked under various sections including kidnapping, wrongful confinement and criminal intimidation apart from sexual assault. Police are now in the process of gathering evidence against other family members of the accused, named by the survivor in her complaint. “She will be produced before the court on Monday (September 23) where her statement will be recorded. Investigations in the case are on,” Tarun Joshi, deputy commissioner of police (south), told TOI. According to her statement, she was given a fruit juice laced with sedatives at the canteen on April 3, 2012 before being abducted. Later, she was shifted from one house to another to avoid detection. She escaped on September 4 when Singh was asleep and reached her home. Her plight went viral in the cyber city with the people launching a massive online campaign. Anger spilled onto the streets on Monday when a large number of people, including students of the polytechnic institute, gathered in front of the Santosh Nagar police station, demanding speedy trial in the case. The Andhra Pradesh State Human Rights Commission has also ordered a probe into the incident. “We have directed the director general of police, Dinesh Reddy, to submit a report by October 7,” said P Peri Reddy, a non-judicial member of APSHRC.   ——– SOURCE: TIMES OF INDIA

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