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Andhra shocker: Drunk man attempts to rape woman on footpath in broad daylight in Vizag, no passerby comes to rescue

The accused is believed to be a drunk, 20-year-old youth who forced himself on the woman on a footpath in Vizag.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Visakhapatnam [ Updated: October 23, 2017 14:21 IST ]
A video shows a man allegedly trying to rape a woman on a
A video shows a man allegedly trying to rape a woman on a footpath in Vizag. The accused youth has been arrested.Photo:PTI

In a shocking incident reported from Vizag in Andhra Pradesh, a drunk man allgedly attempted to rape a woman on a footpath in broad daylight as passers-by refused to pay heed to woman’s desperate calls for help.

A video, said to be shot by an auto driver, clearly shows that the man forcing himself on the woman in full public view. The footpath where this gory crime was culminated is believed to be on a busy road in the city.

The video shows two men pass by but none of them come to the woman’s rescue.

According to local television channel ABN Telugu, the incident happened near the railway station on Srinivasa Kalyanamandapam road in the city.

The victim is believed to be a beggar and mentally challenged. She was sleeping on the street when the accused forced himself on her, it said. According to ABN Telugu, the accused has been identified as a history sheeter Ganji Siva. 

Police were reportedly informed of the incident by the auto driver who shot the video. It was on his complaint that the accused youth has been arrested.

The woman has been admitted to a city hospital and is being treated. Her family has also been informed.

Here's how people on Twitter reacted on the incident in Vizag:

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