Female techie assaulted on her way back home

Hyderabad: No street lights in crime-prone streets and areas have started to become a nightmare for young female techies who are scared to take a 10-minute walk in these areas.

Recently a female techie working in Verizon India Pvt Ltd at Mindspace IT Park was molested on the road by four strangers when she was returning to her hostel which was only at 10 minutes walk from her office was reported from Madhapur.

Despite complaint submitted by the female victim, the Police could not nab the miscreants for abusing her since the CCTV cameras installed in the area had not captured the crime scene.

The woman in her complaint stated that: “On July 30, after finishing work, I started walking to my hostel. The incident took place between 8.45 pm and 8.55 pm behind Mindspace. When I reached the road near HUDA Park, in Vittal Rao Nagar, two unknown persons on a bike attacked me from the rear. They spanked me while two others were making fun.”

She added since the area had no proper street lights she could not see the faces of the accused.

The Madhapur Police then registered a case under Section 509 of IPC (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) based upon the complaint but it does not seem to be fruitful enough.

Madhapur sub-inspector B. Ravi Kumar talking to a newspaper source said: “Yes, we received a complaint from a female techie that some strangers spanked her. We checked the CCTV footage, but the cameras were not pointing towards the crime scene.”

He further added, “The woman did not suspect anyone. We are investigating to find the accused and an analysis of the footage of other cameras in the vicinity is on.”