Woman Raped Over 5,000 Times By 139 Men In 11 Years, Victim Names Politicians, Lawyers, Actors, Student Union Leaders, And Media Personalities
Hyderabad, Telangana: A 25-year-old woman has filed a police complaint alleging sexual harassment by 139 people, which includes a number of high-named members of the Telugu movie industry.
The woman said that she was raped by over 139 people in the span of 11 years.
In her official complaint, she was subject to assault and harassment, which includes gang rape, for over 5,000 times.
Police at Panjagutta has lodged an FIR in the case.
The police said they registered the case under the 376 (2) (public servant committing rape taking advantage of his official position), 509 (insulting modesty of a woman), and 354 (assault of criminal force with an intent to outrage modesty) of the Indian Penal Code.
The case will also have Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 in the charges.
Niranjan Reddy, an SHO, said that the FIR was based on a preliminary investigation.
The woman was reportedly part of a racket.
In the statement that she made to the magistrate, the woman named a number of members of the Telugu movie industry, media personalities, politicians, people linked with politicians, student union leaders, and many more.
Some of the people were named in the FIR, but not all of them.
The woman said that the ordeal started in June 2009 after she was married to a man in the Miryalaguda area of Hyderabad.
The woman said that she was subjected to sexual harassment by several of her husband’s relatives and family members for 9 months.
She later filed for divorce and moved back with her family to pursue her studies.
The woman said that people did not stop there.
She said she was gang-raped on multiple occasions and was forced to abort.
She was reportedly raped, drugged, burnt with cigarettes, and made to dance nude.
The woman said that a number of men that raped her told her that they will kill her or pour acid over her if she tells anyone about the incident.
When asked about why it took her this long to file a complaint, the woman said that she was subjected to threats and abuse in the name of caste.
She approached the police after an NGO offered her support.
A senior police officer said that the woman is mentally fit and remembers each incident in detail.
They have launched an investigation, but it is not yet complete.
Authorities believe the woman is involved in a large racket.