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AIMIM worker Shakeel Khan arrested for raping a minor Dalit girl

As per reports, Shakeel Khan is a member of Asaduddin Owaisi’s party All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) in the Malakpet constituency area

Mohammed Shakeel Khan, an AIMIM party worker has been arrested in Hyderabad’s Chaderghat area for raping a minor Dalit girl. As per reports, the crime was reported on 6 May.

As per reports, Shakeel Khan is a member of Asaduddin Owaisi’s party All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) in the Malakpet constituency area. He is allegedly a resident of the Kamal Nagar area. Khan had allegedly lured the minor Dalit girl, who lives in the same locality, and had raped her. Khan had then threatened the girl not to report the incident to anyone.

The 16-year-old girl had narrated the ordeal to her guardians who had approached the police. As per reports, they have also presented the birth certificate and other documents to prove that she is a minor.

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The police had acted promptly and had arrested Shakeel Khan. He has been charged under the relevant sections of the POCSO, and SC/ST (PoA) Acts. He was presented in court by the police.

M Ramesh, the DCP of East Zone, Hyderabad, had shared the information regarding the arrest, without naming Shakeel Khan.

According to the report, the perpetrator had been harassing the girl in the name of love for quite some time. As the girl rejected his advances, the accused held a grudge and assaulted her.

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Reportedly, when the survivor’s cousin confronted the accused, he allegedly hurled casteist abuses at them and fled from the spot. According to police, the survivor belonged to the Madiga caste.

Later, the girl’s relatives approached Chaderghat police station.

Based on their complaint, a case under sections 448 (house trespass), 376 (punishment for rape), 506 (criminal intimidation) along with sections 3 and  4 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and section 3 (2) (v) of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Prevention of Atrocities (PoA) Act was booked as per the FIR. 

Shakeel Khan has been sent to judicial remand. Reports say that he is a party worker in the Malakpet constituency area and actively participates in AIMIM activities.

Meanwhile, controversial BJP MLA from Goshamahal, Raja Singh, who has demanded justice to the survivor, has disclosed her name, in violation of the Supreme Court judgement.

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