5 classmates sexually assault 17-year-old, share video on WhatsApp – Flying Journals


5 classmates sexually assault 17-year-old, share video on WhatsApp

Police said the boy and the survivor were friends. (representative)

Hyderabad:

Five boys have been detained by police in Hyderabad for allegedly sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl, police said on Tuesday.

They said the five boys, all in grades 9 and 10, sexually assaulted one of their classmates, the survivor, and documented the incident.

The boy and the survivors are friends, the Rachakonda police chief said.

In August, they threatened her at her home in the absence of her family, police said.

The boys recorded the incident, and 10 days later, one of the defendants sexually assaulted her again with another boy, police said.

The video was shared on WhatsApp and the survivor told her parents about the incident, who then went to Hayathnagar police station to lodge a complaint against the boys.

Police said that based on the complaint, the case was registered under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO) and Information Technology Act and investigations are ongoing. Five people were detained.

Police added that the boys have been referred to the Juvenile Justice Board for further action.

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