It took a week to recover the Hyderabad car in which a teenage girl was gang-raped.
The white automobile was properly cleaned after the assault, according to police, who tracked it down to a farmhouse in Moinabad, on the outskirts of Telangana's capital, on Sunday. A forensic team is searching the vehicle for clues.
According to unconfirmed rumours, this was an official vehicle recently assigned to a politician. It hadn't been registered yet.
Four of the five suspects have been arrested, two of them are minors. The fifth defendant is still missing. The son of a local politician of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao's Telangana Rashtra Samithi party is among the minors apprehended by police (TRS).
In the midst of the gang-rape uproar and political squabbles, Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on Sunday directed the Chief Secretary and the police chief to submit a report within two days.
The police have yet to reply to BJP leader Raghunandan Rao's accusation, which he made in a video on Saturday and sought action against the son of a local MLA who he said sexually abused the girl. He said the footage confirmed the MLA's son's involvement in the girl's attack, which the police had rejected.
A day after the police dismissed the accusation as unfounded, Mr Rao published the video footage and images. "We have identified five perpetrators based on CCTV evidence and the survivor's story, and the MLA's son is not one of them," Joel Davis, Deputy Commissioner of Police, West Zone, stated on Friday.