According to Mathaiah, Circle Inspector, "The girl was raped inside a movie theatre. Two months back, the victim and the accused became friends through social media."
The accused took advantage of the fact that there were only a few people in the theatre and nobody was near them, said police.
The accused was arrested on January 31 and on the following day; he was remanded to judicial custody.
The victim received severe injuries on her private parts and is undergoing treatment now.
A case has been registered under section 376 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and action has also been initiated against the theatre owner for negligence. (ANI)