The incident where a leader of a political party tried to sexually assault a minor girl took place in Hyderabad. Rafiq, a leader of the Asaduddin Owaisi-led political party, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) from Zambagh, attempted to rape a 13-year-old girl in the Begumbazar police station limits.
Rafiq, who was staying at Balaji's apartment in Patel Nagar tried to sexually assault the girl in his house but the girl screamed for help. The accused panicked and the girl escaped taking advantage of the situation. After the girl informed the matter to her family members, they thrashed him black and blue and informed the police.
The family members and the locals handed him over to the police. Begumbazar police registered a case under the POSCO Act and remanded the accused. The girl's family members and locals demanded that the police take stringent action against Rafiq without succumbing to political pressure.