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Disabled Dalit woman gang raped in Andhra

IANS  |  Vijayawada 

In a shocking incident, a physically challenged woman was gang raped in Vijayanagaram district of Andhra Pradesh, police said on Monday.

An and his two accomplices allegedly raped the 21-year-old, in Phool Bagh area of Vijayanagaram town late on Sunday night.

According to police, the woman was on her way to her sister's house in the three-wheeler. The auto driver, who was accompanied by two other men, diverted the vehicle and took the victim to an isolated place, where the accused violated her.

A passerby rushed to rescue her after hearing her cries. He dropped the victim at her relatives' house. She was later admitted to government-run hospital.

Police registered a case of rape and also under the SC/ST Act against the and the two others. A said they were on the lookout for the accused.

People condemned the inhuman act of the accused and demanded stringent punishment.



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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 22:42 IST