Hyderabad: The Narsingi police on Tuesday arrested a trader in connection with a rape and murder case. The arrested accused, Md. Idriz, 27, and his friend Masihuddin, had allegedly chased a couple on a bike, in their car at Narsingi on February 18 midnight. They had attacked the man with sticks and taken the 19-year-old victim to a deserted place at Gopanpally and raped her.
The male victim, Md Afroz, 30, a pawn shop owner who was found grievously injured on the road at Himagirinagar Colony, died while undergoing treatment at the Osmania General Hospital. The police had initially started investigating the murder, but later added the rape angle to the probe following the girl’s version. Police said Afroz and the girl, who is married, were in an illicit relationship and were returning from a hospital when the accused attacked them.
Narsingi police inspector T. Anand Reddy said, “The victim told us what happened. We launched a manhunt and arrested one accused. We are now searching for the second accused, Masihuddin.”
Cops said that the girl was having a dispute with her husband.
“She was living alone in her house at Himagirinagar Colony and was having an illicit affair with Afroz. On February 18, her husband came home and assaulted her following a quarrel. The injured girl called Afroz and went to a hospital at night. They were returning from the hospital when the accused started chasing them,” said the police inspector.
“As per the victim, the duo attacked Afroz and took the girl to Gopanpally. After the rape, the next day morning, she escaped from their car when they stopped at Toli Chowki for breakfast. She took some money she found in the car and returned to her house in an autorickshaw,” added Mr Reddy.
Shamshabad Deputy Commissioner of Police Ramesh Naidu said that there were a few missing links in the case, which could only be found after detailed interrogation.
“Few facts are still unclear. We need to arrest the second accused for a detailed inquiry,” he said.
Police said the arrested accused Md. Idriz, a resident of New Hafizpet, was drunk at the time of offence. Police has booked a case of murder, kidnap and rape against him.