In the early hours of Wednesday, an auto driver named Syed Zahid rescued a six-year-old girl near Abids GPO who was being molested. The minor girl was sleeping on the footpath with her maternal uncle and mother when a man molested her and tried to rape her.
Auto driver Zahid, who was on the road waiting for passengers, noticed this, rushed to the spot, rescued the girl, and woke her mother up. The offender, identified as Mohammed Chotu, was then handed over to Abids police, where a case was registered against him by Zahid and her mother.
Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar felicitated Zahid for foiling the rape attempt. Inquiries revealed that Chotu is a habitual offender and was arrested in a theft case by the Afzalgunj police in July this year.