Hyderabad

SHE team arrests 33-year-old man

In an incident that sounds like a scene straight out of a movie, officers of the ‘SHE’ Team and Cyber Crime police here arrested a 33-year-old sexual offender on charges of assaulting young girls by luring them to an isolated room in Nagole.

The accused, Kalakanda Madhu – a manager at the Food Corporation of India – has been under suspension since the last eight months. In the present case where Madhu was arrested under the Kushaiguda police station limit, he went after unmarried girls, who he would cheat after falsely introducing himself as an education counsellor.

After approaching an internet centre at Kothapet, he asked one Shiva, who is the operator there, to download profiles of newly admitted girls studying Intermediate courses. Madhu also asked Shiva to download profiles of girls who applied for the SSC advanced supplementary exams, and that of girls/women who appeared for the PG entrance exams, apart from information of female applicants of OUCET-2015.

The data was then uploaded onto a pen drive which the accused saved on a laptop.

After getting the details, Madhu would call the girls under the name of Sathish, Srinivas, Ravi, Venkat Reddy, or Venkat. After introducing himself, he would call them frequently and ask them to meet him at a location.

Later, he would take them to his room at Bandlaguda, Nagole, on the pretext of showing them his office. Once there, he would make sexual advances. He, however, resided at Sri Nagar Colony. Blackmailing the victims that he would upload their pictures on social media, Madhu allegedly sexually assaulted them leaving the girls no choice. He managed to get details of about 5,000 girls, who he contacted from different mobile phone numbersobtained by providing the address proof of people not known to him.

In fact, Madhu would create registers to maintain data of all the girls, under which those who would refuse his advances would be under the ‘waste’ category and those who would question and scold him over calls would be placed under the ‘danger’ category.

According to the police, he had managed to get hold of the SIM cards through salesmen who would sell them at temporary tents in Chaitanyapuri and Panjagutta crossroads.

The accused had told the sellers that he had no address proof, after which they had given him the Aadhar card of one Bingi Maheshwari and the ration card of one G. Satish. Madhu. He made several copies of them.

That way, Madhu managed to obtain six to seven SIM cards. His luck, however, ran out when a victim complained to the ‘SHE’ Team, which registered a case with the Cyber Crime police station, Central Crime Station.

PD Act

Steps are being taken to book him under the PD Act, said a police press release on Friday. After his arrest, the police recovered a CPU, laptop, hard disk, 19 mobile phones along with SIM cards, and 13 registers.

He was also involved in cases under the Saifabad and Hayathnagar police station limits in the past, and had even given false names of his and his father’s to courts so that his job would not get affected. He had been working at FCI since 2007.

Police officials have also requested teenage girls to be cautious while talking to unknown persons, and have been asked to inform their parents if they face any such things.


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