(Eds: Adds inputs, recasts intro,changes headline) Hyderabad, Feb 11 (PTI) A college girl was rescued after she was allegedly kidnapped and raped by an auto-rickshaw driver and a few others near here, while returning home, police said on Thursday.
The BPharm student, with head injuries, was found at an isolated place in Yamnampet area on the city outskirts on Wednesday evening in a semi-unconscious state, an hour after she was abducted, they said.
The victim has been hospitalised and her health condition is said to be stable, police said adding investigation is on.
Based on a complaint from her mother, a case was registered under IPC Section 365 IPC (kidnapping or abduction with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person) initially.
On Thursday, the Investigation Officer(IO) recorded the girl's detailed statement and she also underwent medical examination.
Based on her statement, appropriate sections including IPC Section 376 D (gang rape), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons) and other relevant sections were added, an official release said.
According to police, she boarded an auto while returning home on Wednesday evening, but after other passengers got down, the driver asked her to get into a van.
Since the other vehicle with some men took a different route she called her parents over the phone, who immediately alerted police.
Her location was traced to the bushes using the phone call details.
When the police team reached the spot, the accused abandoned the girl by the bushes and fled.
'We will take action as per law. A total of 12 teams have been formed to nab the culprits,' an official said.
Meanwhile, a group of local residents staged a road roko demanding immediate arrest of the perpetrators and raised slogans. PTI VVK ROH ROH