Nirbhaya rerun; juvenile brutalizes woman for seven hour
NATIONAL | April 25, 2018 (TNN):
The incidents of rapes being reported across the country reached a new low on Tuesday when a minor boy was charged with raping and brutalising a 26-year-old woman in Guntur district. The accused, a 16-year-old daily-wager, is on the run while the victim is recovering from her injuries in a hospital.
The incident, which matches in brutality with the infamous Nirbhaya gang-rape in New Delhi, took place at Oppicherla village in Karampudi mandal of the district on Sunday night. "We booked a case of rape after relatives of the victim lodged a complaint on Tuesday," Karampudi sub-inspector M Murali told TOI.
On Sunday night around 9.30pm, the accused barged into her house and hit her on the head with a stick. Later, he gagged her and tied her to the bed. According to the police, he brutalised her over the next seven hours, including raping her thrice, inserting a stick into her private parts and inflicting serious injuries. The juvenile fled around 4.30am on Monday, police said.
Having lost a lot of blood, the woman fainted. The neighbours noticed her later in a pool of blood and shifted her to Gurazala Government Hospital, from where she was shifted to Guntur Government General Hospital. "We have launched a manhunt for the minor boy," sub-inspector Murali said.