GHMC driver, homeguard booked in two separate rape incidents



Hyderabad: A mentally-challenged woman was allegedly raped by a driver of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, while in another case a home guard was booked for raping a nurse in neighbouring Ranga Reddy district.

Venkatesh S R, a contract driver of a garbage carrying vehicle under GHMC, picked up the mentally ill victim, aged around 25 years, near Balaji Nagar bus stop in the early hours today and allegedly raped her at Alwal here. He later dropped her near Trimulgherry, the police said.

A local found the woman lying near a tree in a dishevelled condition and called up the police control room. The accused driver was finally caught near Secunderabad.

During interrogation, the accused admitted committing the offence in the garbage vehicle and dropping the victim near Trimulgherry, the police said.

The victim was sent to the Gandhi Medical Hospital for treatment where she is undergoing treatment.

In another case, a homeguard Srinivas was booked on the charge of raping a 20-year-old nurse under Pargi police station limits of Ranga Reddy district, the police said.

The alleged incident occurred in a stationary car on the road side between Pargi and Kalapura, the police said, quoting the victim's complaint.

The homeguard was known to the victim for the past few months, a senior police officer said from Chevella.

On being asked if the homeguard was arrested, the police officer replied that a case has been registered and the homeguard will be questioned.

PTI