Woman raped in broad daylight; public remain mere spectators!

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Summary: VISHAKAPATNAM: A drunk man allegedly attempted to rape a woman on a footpath in broad daylight at Vizag city in Andhra Pradesh. The video clearly shows the man forcing himself on the woman in full public view.The accused has been identified as a rowdy sheeter Ganji Siva. Police sources said G Shiva was produced in court on Monday and has been sent to judicial remand for two weeks. Visakhapatnam IV town police sub-inspector K Suresh told the newspaper that the woman, 43, had left her house two days ago after a family dispute.

An auto-rickshaw driver recorded the incident and immediately submitted it to the police, which resulted in the accused's arrest. The woman was sitting under a tree when Siva sexually assaulted her. Many captured the incident on their mobile phones.The incident has gone viral on social media.

Another user Apoorva M says she is furious that such an incident can take place. Theonlookers not only did not bother to help the woman but were also seen filming the incident even as the victim was too weak to scream for help.

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Though Siva had left the crime scene, the police were able to hunt him down with the help of the information given by the auto driver and other locals. She has been sent to the King George Hospital for a medical examination.

"We have booked a case under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code", the police officer said.

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