Techie held hostage, sexually abused by ex-colleague

Last Updated: Wed, Dec 23, 2015 09:17 hrs

Hyderabad: A techie, who was allegedly confined in an apartment and sexually abused by her former colleague, was rescued, police said today.

Acting on a complaint by the victim's brother that his sister, who stays in Dubai, came to Hyderabad five days ago and was confined in an apartment at Tolichowki, the 'She Team' of the city police formed a team to rescue her, a police release said.

"When the team reached there, the victim was found confined in a bathroom and she was in a state of shock with injuries on her head and face. She was rescued from the accused, who had confined her under threat," it said.

The accused, Syed Imad Hasan (26), a private employee in a software company and a native of Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, developed intimacy with the victim, while she was working in the same office, it said.

"The victim left for Dubai in September, 2015 on office work. The accused continued to torture her on social media and phone threatening her of uploading obscene pictures and matter and compelled her to marry him. He forced her to leave Dubai and came to Hyderabad and marry him at any cost," it said.

Later, he booked a return ticket for her and forced her to come to India. She came to India five days ago to settle the issue.

"He picked her from the airport itself and took her to his flat situated at Toli chowki. From then onwards, he took away her phone, passwords of her e-mail, Facebook, and started using them in her name. She was denied access to anybody," the release said.

The accused allegedly procured a litre bottle containing petrol, a knife, a rope and threatened the victim and forced her to give consent for marriage. He also allegedly tore the passport of the victim, beat her severely on head and face and subjected her to sexual abuse, it said.

"The victim secretly contacted one of her friends through Facebook and texted him about her condition. He informed this to her brother, who was in Karnataka and both approached the She Team for help," it said.

Based on the victim's statement, the accused, the seized material and the victim were handed over to the Humayun Nagar police station for necessary action as per law.

A case under relevant sections of IPC was booked and the victim was sent for medical examination.

The accused was being produced in the court along with the remand report, the release added.