Hyderabad: In a heinous act, a minor girl aged was raped and impregnated by a 76-year-old man in the Old city. The accused identified as Abdul Wahab, was arrested on Thursday after the matter came to the notice of girl's parents. Abdul Wahab is a resident of Aghapura in Habeeb Nagar.
Madhukar Swamy of Habeeb Nagar Police Station, said, "Following a complaint from the parents of the girl, we have arrested Wahab. He stays in the same locality and has sexually exploited their daughter many a time from June to September, 2017, by luring her with chocolates and snacks. Currently, the girl is pregnant." Though the girl had complained of pain, her parents took her to doctors who diagnosed it as stomach ache.
Abdul Wahab has been booked under section 376 of the IPC and under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
Incidentally, this is not the first time such a case has surfaced n the Old City and in Hyderabad. While police officials maintain that the overall crime rate in the state capital is on the decline, such instances shake the conscience of Hyderabad's citizens.