The LB Nagar police arrested two persons Thursday night for allegedly attempting to outrage the modesty of a woman inside a cab, on the outskirts of Hyderabad. One of the arrested was stated to be a newly recruited police constable. The arrested persons are Danturi Venu, cab driver and resident of Jaipuri colony, Nagole, and his friend Birudula Immanuel, resident of Madhuranagar colony, Neredmet.
According to Rachakonda Police Commissioner, the woman engaged a cab at about 3.30 am on Wednesday to LB Nagar to go to her native place Guntur. The cab driver Venu’s friend Immanuel joined them on the way and both the accused started harassing her sexually. When she raised a hue and cry, some persons gathered and Immanuel got down from the cab and fled away. Venu proceeded towards Choutuppal and once again started molesting her. When she started screaming, the cab driver pushed her out and fled away towards Hyderabad.
The police registered a case under Nirbhaya Act and took the miscreants Mahesh and Nicholas into custody.
As the woman had to go to Guntur for important work, police sent her to Guntur under police escort and safely handed over to her parents. .
In an advisory to women, Police Commissioner Bhagawat said they should avoid long distance single passenger travel in unknown private vehicles at odd hours of late night and prefer train, bus, mass transport system. More than 60,000 cabs in the city are registered with the police and have stickers provided by the police. “The passengers, especially women, should take a picture of this sticker and forward the same to their relatives, in case of emergency.” Before boarding a vehicle, text vehicle number and your travel programme to your nearest person. Hawk eye will help you if you have a smart phone. Carry pepper stray in a bag. In case of emergency, dial 100, Rachakonda what’s app 9490617111. police work 24 x 7. (NSS)