Tuesday, June 28, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Dalit woman gangraped at railway station in Andhra Pradesh



Dalit woman gangraped at railway station in Andhra Pradesh

Press Trust of India, Updated: June 24, 2011 10:29 IST

Visakhapatnam: A 30-year old Dalit woman was allegedly gangraped by
three persons at the Simhachalam Railway station here, police said on

Railway Police today arrested two of the accused besides another woman
on charge of helping the trio in the crime which took place last

Deputy Superintendent of Police (Government Railway Police) C
Harshavardhan told reporters that three persons, who are petty
vendors, forcibly took the victim to a paid toilet located on the
station. After beating up the relatives of the woman, they allegedly
raped her.

Two of the accused, R Veerababu and S Naresh, were arrested and search
was on to nab the third one, he said.

Police also arrested a physically challenged woman, a sweeper at the
toilet, for helping the accused in the crime.

The Deputy SP said the victim, along with her husband and two
relatives (who are engaged in labour work), came to Visakhapatnam from
Mahabubnagar a couple of days ago and was staying at the railway

He said six other petty vendors, who noticed the incident, tried to
molest the woman and when her relatives raised an alarm, they fled.
Three of them have been nabbed and a search was on for the others.

Harshavardhan said the victim has been sent for medical examination.
Police have registered a case under SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities)
Act, besides IPC Section 376 (rape). Further investigations were on.

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