A Hyderabad woman techie was found lying unconscious at her home after her friend allegedly tried to rape her on Saturday night. The accused locked the woman inside the house and fled the spot. When the woman’s sister reached the house a few hours later, the woman was shifted to Gandhi hospital for treatment.
According to reports, the woman had befriended the accused, Jayal Chand, through a matrimonial website in a proposal for her elder sister. The sisters were living together in a rented house at in Bachupally. “The accused knew where the victim lived after befriending her on the matrimonial website. Her family also knew the accused because of the marriage proposal,” Bachupally inspector G Jagdeeshwar told TNM.
On Saturday morning, Jayal Chand landed in front of their house, which both the sisters disapproved of. “The victim was in the house while her sister had gone for work. She immediately called her mother and informed her of Jayal’s visit. The mother in turn informed her elder daughter who threatened the accused to leave the place. After some time, the victim informed her family that Jayal had left the house,” the inspector said.
But around 7 pm the same day, the accused barged into the victim’s house and according to reports, attempted to rape her. However, police say that sexual assault is not yet confirmed and the victim is undergoing medical treatment.
“Few articles from the house were missing while the woman was found lying in an unconscious state inside the house. Her sister immediately took her to Gandhi Hospital and then filed a complaint at the police station. Jayal Chand is absconding and investigation is on to nab him,” Jagdeeshwar said.
The incident comes in the wake of the brutal murder of a veterinary doctor in Telangana. The rape and murder of the young woman has led to scores to take on to the streets demanding justice for the victim. The incident has also once again shed light on the question of safety of women in metros like Hyderabad.