Hyd police ask Fb to delete all movies that reveal sufferer’s id


Jubilee Hills gang-rape: Hyd police ask Facebook to delete all videos that reveal victims identity

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad cyber crimes police station has despatched a discover to Meta (previously Fb) in reference to the leaked movies of the sufferer and the accused within the Jubilee Hills gang-rape case.

“Now we have written to the social media platform to delete the movies revealing the id of the minor sufferer,” stated Okay.V.M Prasad, ACP cyber crime, Hyderabad. “We’re but to seek out the supply. Now we have additionally despatched notices to a reporter and a resident in Champapet who shared the movies with none filter,” he added.

Intimate movies of the accused and the sufferer went viral after BJP chief Raghunandan Rao displayed stills of the video at a press meet (which came about on 4 June) alleging {that a} politician’s son was current within the automobile during which the woman was raped. Thereafter, the video was shared on a number of social media platforms.

The movies have been circulated by a number of individuals and have been additionally used to victim-shame the woman.

What does the legislation say?

Part 228A of the Indian Penal Code states that whoever prints or publishes the title or any matter which can make recognized the id of any particular person towards whom an offense beneath Sections 376, 376A, 376B,376C, or 376D is alleged to have been dedicated shall be punished with imprisonment which might prolong as much as two years and shall even be liable to a positive.

Part 23(2) of the Safety of Youngsters from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act says, “No stories in any media shall disclose the id of a kid together with his title, tackle, {photograph}, household particulars, faculty, neighbourhood, or every other particulars which can result in the disclosure of the id of the kid.”

Part 74(1) of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Safety of Youngsters) Act 2015 prohibits the disclosure of the id of minor victims of sexual offences. Beneath the JJ Act, punishment for the offence is six months imprisonment or a positive of Rs. 2 lakh or each.

The case thus far

Up to now, the police have arrested six individuals, together with 5 minors, within the gang-rape case. Metropolis police commissioner C.V Anand stated the sixth accused (additionally a minor) was arrested on 7 June. He stated the kid, in battle with the legislation, shot the movies to defame the woman in case the lid was blown off the crime. The police at the moment have five-day custody of the accused who’re minors and four-day custody of Saddudin Malik, a serious.

The CP additionally stated that the BJP employees had entry to the leaked movies. He stated the movies solely got here to him after the BJP employees leaked them. When requested how the BJP bought the video, the CP stated, “Solely they (BJP leaders) can inform.”

Two days earlier than his arrest, a police officer advised NewsMeter that an MLA’s son was contained in the pink Mercedes Benz during which the minor woman was picked up. Nevertheless, the police stated he didn’t rape the woman and was not current within the Innova the place the crime came about.

All of the accused have additionally been booked beneath the IT Act for circulating intimate movies shot by them within the Mercedes Benz.

On 28 Could, the minor woman was gang-raped by 5 individuals on Street No. 44, Banjara Hills. The sufferer’s father filed a grievance on 31 Could suspecting molestation after seeing bruises on the woman’s neck.



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