Some Media Outlets Misreport Auto Driver Rapes Minor Girl: Fact Check

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What FIR Report Says

The FIR report at Chaderghat Police Station mentions the informant/complainant, i.e. cousin brother of the victim is an Auto Driver. Likewise, it did not mention occupation of the accused Mohd Shakeel. On the other hand, a Journalist Swati Goel Sharma from Delhi tweeted everybody told her the accused is not an auto rickshaw driver and is known as AIMIM man in the area. In fact, in one of his YouTube videos, Shakeel Khan calls himself as a leader pertaining to AIMIM party from Malakpet area.

On the other hand, Shakeel Khan is accused of being an aide of AIMIM Malakpet MLA Ahmed Bin Abdullah Balala. There are several pictures of them together. When the MLA Balala tried to visit the victim girl at her residence in Chaderghat on 7th May, he faced sudden resistance from local Hindu people. The locals in fact raised “MLA go back” slogans.

Speaking to the media later, the MLA Balala denied the accused Mohammed Shakeel held any post of AIMIM. He also said he is a worker of the AIMIM party, similar to the cousin brother of the victim.

A YouTube video of Hindu Today channel shows some pictures of the AIMIM MLA and the accused. It also shows the victim girl speaking about his harassment before her alleged rape. She says Shakeel Khan was troubling and threatening her from sometime while she was going to work. Reportedly, the accused also abused her family in casteist terms. Furthermore, the report and other party politicians expressed concern Hindu people in Hyderabad old city area are not secured.

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