The blood-curdling gang-rapes in Kathua and Unnao have already shaken India. And now the rape of a minor in Andhra Pradesh has drawn the attention of the nation.
A 9 years old girl was sexually assaulted allegedly by a 50-year-old man Subbaiah in Guntur area, near Andhra Pradesh capital city Amaravati. The rape incident has sparked violent protests in the area. Though the incident took place yesterday at 2 pm, it came to light when locals staged a protest this morning at Dachepalli highway demanding the arrest of the accused.
On Wednesday afternoon when the child complained of bleeding and pain in the stomach, her parents took her to hospital. Doctors confirmed that the girl had been sexually assaulted.
When her parents asked about this incident, the child revealed that she was raped by a neighbour, a rickshaw-puller. According to the child, a rickshaw puller Subbaiah lured the girl with chocolates when she was playing outside her home. Subbaiah took her to an isolated place and sexually assaulted her. Later he dropped the girl at her home.
The crime triggered massive protests and locals blocked traffic on the Addanki-Narketpalli state highway from Wednesday night to Thursday morning. The locals have attacked the house of accused Subbaiah and demolished his house while he is on a run
The parents lodged complaint with Police and demanded immediate arrest of the accused. The police promised to arrest the accused. The protesters have also set a 3 pm deadline to the police to nab the culprit.
Andhra Pradesh Chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu ordered a thorough probe into the incident.
YS Jagan Mohan Reddy wrote on the wall of Twitter, “A 9yr girl brutally raped by a 50yr man & his son in Dachepalli,Gtr Dt.Many such ghastly incidents reported in AP in past months. As majority culprits are of TDP,they aren’t properly brought to justice,causing rise in these crimes.@ncbn aren’t you responsible for no action taken?
Jana Sena President and actor Power Star Pawan Kalyan also reacted on Dachepalli Incident. Pawan said, “Rape incidents that are occurring from Katua to Kanya Kumari cause fear among the people. Dachepalli incident reminds us of our helplessness.“ Pawan Kalyan demanded that the state government take strict action against the culprits. He further said, to curb such atrocities against women, we should introduce tough measures like Public caning.