A 24-year-old physically challenged Dalit woman was raped by a man and an alert
passerby came to her rescue when two associates of the attacker
too tried to sexually assault her in Vizianagaram district of
Andhra Pradesh, police said today.
The woman hired an autorickshaw to visit a relative's house near Kota late last evening but was gagged and taken to an isolated place by the driver and two of his friends present in the vehicle. She was raped by one of the three, a police official said.
On being alerted by the man, police arrived at the site and shifted the woman to a government hospital in Vizianagaram for medical examination. Her condition was now stable, he said.
A case under the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act has also been registered against the accused since the woman belonged to the Scheduled Caste, police said.
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