Guv, NCW seek report from Telangana DGP over assault on woman in Jawaharnagar

NCW asked the DGP to ensure a prompt investigation, medical support, and sought a detailed report within 7 days

NCW seeks report from Telangana DGP over assault on woman in Jawaharnagar

HYDERABAD: The National Commission for Women has sought a report from Telangana's Director General of Police about a shocking incident in Hyderabad in which an inebriated man publicly stripped a young woman on the road in Balaji Nagar on August 6.

"NCW strongly condemns shocking incident in Hyderabad. A young woman stripped on the road after resisting molestation, while another brave woman tried to intervene. This audacious crime raises serious concerns about law & order,” tweeted the Commission on Wednesday.

"NCW urges prompt investigation, medical support, and expects a detailed report within 7 days from the DGP," it added.Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan too on Wednesday instructed the Chief Secretary & DGP to take action against the culprits and submit a detailed report immediately over the unfortunate incident.

On Sunday, an inebriated man went on a violent rampage, stripping a woman and assaulting another woman who tried to intervene and stop the horrendous act. The incident took place at the Jawaharnagar Police Station Limits. The accused was identified as 30-year-old Peddamaraiah, a daily wage labourer, hailing from Jawaharnagar.

According to police, Peddamaraiah, known for his addiction to alcohol, was accompanied by his mother as they made their way home from the Balajinagar Bus Stand at around 8:30 pm. At the same time, a young woman, aged around 28, was returning from a shop nearby. Peddamaraiah approached the young woman and touched her inappropriately. Shocked, the victim forcefully pushed the accused away. In a fit of rage, Peddamaraiah stripped the woman and started verbally abusing her.

Another woman, who was riding her bike, noticed the assault and confronted the accused, However, Peddamaraiah assaulted the other woman too which was captured by the security cameras. Shockingly, Peddamaraiah's mother, who was present at the scene, did not intervene.

Passersby, who noticed the naked woman on the road, only around 15 minutes later, provided a blanket and escorted her to safety. They also informed the police who then took Peddamaraiah into custody. A case was registered and the accused was booked under IPC sections 354 (b), 323, 506 r/w 34, (outraging modesty, criminal assault and intimidation, and criminal intent towards a common cause).

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