Hyderabad: Girl raped inside movie theatre, accused arrested

ANI | Updated: Feb 02, 2018 08:56 IST

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Feb 2 (ANI): A man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 19-year-old-girl inside a movie theatre in Telangana's Hyderabad city.

The victim, who became friends with the accused through social media, went to watch the film Padmaavat in Prashanth Theatre when she was allegedly sexually assaulted.

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)