Andhra Pradesh: Pregnant woman gang-raped in railway station

Andhra Pradesh police have detained three people, including a minor, in Repalle, Bapatla district, in connection with a case of gang rape of a pregnant woman. The woman’s husband, who was badly beaten, tried to raise the alarm and get help from the railway police.

According to the Times of India, a woman was waiting at the Repalle railway station on Saturday to board a night train with her husband and three children when a trio, including a minor, attacked her husband.

The couple, migrant workers from the Prakasam district, arrived at the Repalle railway station by train from Guntur on the way to Nagayalanka in the neighbouring Krishna district at around 11:30 pm on Saturday. While they slept on the platform, the three drunken men woke the man and asked what was the time.

Since he did not have a watch, the man did not answer. “After that, the attackers beat him and stole 750 rupees in cash. Then they also hit the woman and sexually assaulted her, “Bapatla (SP) police chief Vakul Jindal told reporters.

“Based on the clue, we additionally investigated and tracked down the attackers in the area of ​​Repalle, where they were arrested this afternoon,” the SP said.

Opposition parties said the incident showed an increase in lawlessness in the country, including attacks on women.

“Rape or murder takes place every day in some parts of the state. The gang rape at Repalle railway station has once again shown insecurity for women,” said MLC and TDP Secretary-General Nara Lokesh.

Chairman of Jana Sena Political Affairs Committee Nadendla Manohar also expressed concern about the incident and said it reflected a deteriorating law enforcement situation.

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