An author who also publishes law books in Hyderabad has been arrested by the police on January 11 allegedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.
As per reports, the accused has been identified as a 72-year-old man named Gadhe Veera Reddy. He used to visit the minor’s girl house to buy stitched bags to sell with his law books. He allegedly sexually assaulted her for the first time in September last year. In December, Reddy allegedly raped the girl in the absence of her family members at her house, Rachakonda Police Commissionerate said in a press release.
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The survivor reportedly informed her mother about the matter who then filed a police complaint against Reddy at Meerpet Police Station. The police arrested Gadhe Veera Reddy on January 11 evening. They also reportedly seized two non-judicial stamp papers from Reddy’s house. The stamp papers were allegedly sent by Reddy to the minor girl’s uncle and mother through asking them to withdraw the case. Reddy also threatened to die by suicide alleging harassment on the survivor’s family.
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According to reports, the survivor’s mother used to work at the accused man’s house in 2010 and in 2017 he gave her another job to watch over one of his plots in Badangpet. After that, the girl’s mother and her uncle bought a property in Meerpet Police Station limits and started living there. The police said in their statement that the man sexually assaulted the minor in September and then in December when the girl’s mother was at her native place, Reddy visited their house and allegedly raped her.
The accused man has been booked under sections 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 376(3) (rape of a woman under 16 years of age), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.