An AIMIM worker from Hyderabad’s Chaderghat has been arrested for allegedly raping a minor Dalit girl and hurling casteist slurs at her and her family. The accused is 24 year old and his name is Mohammed Shakeel.
He reportedly barged into the victim’s house by scaling a wall and assaulted her sexually. Hearing her cries, the victim’s family members rushed in to help. Reportedly when her cousin confronted Shakeel, he hurled casteist slurs before fleeing from the place.
According to the Deccan Chronicle, the perpetrator had been harassing the girl in the name of love for quite some time. As the girl rejected his advances, the accused held a grudge and assaulted her.
Based on their complaint, a case under sections 448 (house trespass), 376 (punishment for rape), 506 (criminal intimidation) along with sections 3 and 4 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and section 3 (2) (v) of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Prevention of Atrocities (PoA) Act was booked as per the FIR.
The accused is reportedly a close aide of AIMIM Malakpet MLA Ahmed Bin Abdullah Balala and several pictures of them together have surfaced online.
Meanwhile BJP MLA from Goshamahal, Raja Singh has demanded justice for the survivor.