Two tribal girls gang raped in Andhra Pradesh, village authorities try to hush up crime

Village authorities in Andhra Pradesh directed the culprits to pay Rs 50,000 as compensation to the victims.

IANS May 23, 2017 09:38:05 IST
Two tribal girls gang raped in Andhra Pradesh, village authorities try to hush up crime

Visakhapatnam: Two tribal girls were gang raped by eight men in a village in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam district and village elders tried to hush up the crime by directing the culprits to pay Rs 50,000 as compensation to the victims.

Two tribal girls gang raped in Andhra Pradesh village authorities try to hush up crime

Representational image. News18

The accused, which included sons of a mandal (block) elected representative and a head constable and their six friends, were all absconding, police said.

The shocking incident occurred on Saturday evening in Tajangi village when the girls had gone for 'jatra' (local fair) along with their two male friends.

As it was raining heavily, the girls along with the two youth had taken shelter in front of a closed shop. The accused reached there, chased away the male friends and raped the girls one after another.

The victims reached the village and informed their parents. Instead of lodging a complaint with police, their families approached the village elders in accordance with the traditions of the tribal community.

The village elders summoned the youth on Sunday and directed them to pay Rs 50,000 compensation to the two victims. The girls refused to accept the same and compelled their parents to lodge a complaint with police on Monday.

Police in Chintapalli mandal registered cases against the accused for rape and for committing atrocities on tribals.

Police had sent the girls for medical examination and formed special teams to nab the accused.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

SC stays Andhra Pradesh HC's gag order on media reporting about Amaravati 'land scam'
India

SC stays Andhra Pradesh HC's gag order on media reporting about Amaravati 'land scam'

The apex court passed the order while hearing an appeal filed by Andhra Pradesh government against the 15 September order of high court

Two Dalit girls found dead in UP's Fatehpur: Kin allege rape, seek CBI probe; autopsy points to drowning
India

Two Dalit girls found dead in UP's Fatehpur: Kin allege rape, seek CBI probe; autopsy points to drowning

The girls' uncle had alleged that when he was informing the district magistrate about the incident over the phone, a police constable came to him and told him not to speak about this to anyone

Uttar Pradesh: Two Dalit sisters killed in Fatehpur; family alleges murder after failed rape attempt
India

Uttar Pradesh: Two Dalit sisters killed in Fatehpur; family alleges murder after failed rape attempt

The bodies of the victims with injury marks in the eyes were retrieved from a pond in a village in Asodhar area of Fatehpur district, said the police