Three months after a software employee was kidnapped and raped on the city suburbs, Cyberabad Police on Friday filed a charge-sheet in the case.
Police had arrested taxi drivers Vedicherlla Satish (30) and his friend Nemmadi Venkateswarlu (28) for kidnapping the 22-year-old woman and later raping her in their car, before dropping the victim at her hostel in Gowlidoddi. The accused, currently lodged in Cherlapally prison, are both residents of PJR Colony at Yellammabanda in Kukatpally.
Madhapur Inspector P. Narayana said a 45-page charge-sheet was filed at the 9 Metropolitan Magistrate court in Miyapur after examining 42 witnesses.
Around 9 p.m. on October 18, the techie was waiting for an auto-rickshaw at Mindspace Junction after shopping at a nearby mall, when the car, a white Volvo S60, drew to a halt. Satish, who was at the wheel, offered to drop the techie at her hostel for Rs. 40. Venkateshwarlu was also seated in the car and was posing as a passenger.
Satish then diverted the car onto the Outer Ring Road (ORR), upon which the woman grew suspicious and raised an alarm. To calm her down, he told her that he had lost the way. He then took her to a forest area on the city outskirts near Kolluru where the duo sexually assaulted her.
After a six-hour ordeal, the victim was left near her hostel early in the morning, and warned not to disclose the incident to anybody.
The case was cracked four days later, with the help of footage collected from a CCTV camera installed at a Kolluru school. Police booked a case against the duo under the Nirbhaya Act and arrested them.