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Bizman, 5 others booked for gang-raping woman

HYDERABAD: A 32-year-old woman was allegedly gangraped via a businessman pal and his pals at Kothapet. Though the alleged incident happened on Saturday night, it got here to gentle on Monday after the victim, a divorcee, filed a grievance with Vanasthalipuram police. A rape case was registered. All the six accused are at huge.

Cops mentioned that the friendship between the victim and the 30-year-old businessman began in December 2018 and since then that they had become close. The businessman was partying with five of his pals at the residence of one in every of his pals on April 13 when the victim phoned him, cops mentioned. “The victim was invited via her pal to Kothapet where the celebration was being held. After she joined them, she was presented beer. She ate up the drink and due to this fact, according to the victim, her pal and his mates raped her,’’ inspector A Venkataiah mentioned.

Police are also probing if her drink was spiked earlier than she was gangraped. The woman was warned via the accused towards reporting the matter, the inspector mentioned.

Police mentioned that the businessman’s pal, who gave his premises to organise the celebration, was on a pilgrimage.

The woman approached cops at 2am on Monday. Based on her grievance, a case was registered below sections 376 (rape), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) and 506 (punishment for legal intimidation) of IPC. The victim works as an agent in a monetary institution.

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