Disabled Dalit woman gang raped in Andhra
Vijayawada April 16 (IANS) In a shocking incident a physically challenged Dalit woman was gang raped in Vijayanagaram district of Andhra Pradesh police said on Monday.
An auto-rickshaw driver 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 auto driver and the two others. A police officer said they were on the lookout for the accused.
People condemned the inhuman act of the accused and demanded stringent punishment.