Hyderabad rape case: Cops seek trial of minors as adults

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Police have decided to seek trial of the five minors involved in rape and molestation of the 17-year-old minor at Jubilee Hills that took place on May 28. The Juvenile Justice Board will have the final say whether the minors are considered adults or not.

Meanwhile, the accused A1 Saduddin Malik who is a major in the case has been shifted to Jubilee Hills Police Station from Chanchalguda jail for investigation. He will be investigated for four days.

Cops also want to interrogate five other accused who are minors. They are waiting for permission from JJB.

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Malik alongside four juveniles has been named as accused of the gang rape of a minor. However, the 6th accused a minor has been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code for outraging the modesty of a woman and sexual assault.

The Hyderabad Commission of Police said that the 6th accused was not involved in the rape of the 17-year-old victim but has been booked for sexual assault. The action was taken after videos of the juveniles with the victim, from the day, were released by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Raghunandan Rao.