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Physically-challenged woman raped in AP

Press Trust of India  |  Amaravati 

A 24-year-old physically challenged 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 and two of his friends present in the vehicle. She was raped by one of the three, a police said.

As she raised an alarm, a person passing by the area on a motorbike came to her rescue. The culprits fled the scene,

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.

Based on her statement, a case had been registered against the three and a manhunt launched for the culprits, the 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.

The incident comes amid outrage over incidents in Kathua in and Unnao in

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 17:00 IST
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