HYDERABAD: A 19-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man inside a movie theatre in Hyderabad. The man has been arrested and remanded to judicial custody.
According to ANI, the rape survivor became friends with the accused through social media. On Monday, they went to watch Bollywood blockbuster Padmaavat in Hyderabad’s Prashanth Theatre, where the man allegedly sexually assaulted her because there were only a few people inside and there wasn’t anybody near them.
A report on The Hindu identified the accused as Bhikshapati. “They visited Indira Park, and Bhikshapati later took her to a movie in Prashant Theatre in the afternoon. Later, inside the theatre, he raped her by luring her with fake promise of marriage,” the report quoted inspector M Mattaiah as saying.
According to CNN, the survivor has suffered severe injuries. A case was registered against the accused and he has been arrested.
The police has also taken action against the owners of Prashanth Theatre for alleged negligence.