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Woman Raped In Vizag, Maneka Hits Out At Bystanders Who Took Video

The alleged rapist, identified as Ganji Seva, has been arrested and booked for rape

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India has failed its women. In perhaps the worst of all rape incidents, a video footage showed heartless pedestrians walking away even as a drunk man raped what appeared to be an unconscious woman on a footpath next to a busy road in Vizag.

According to CNN News 18, the incident occurred on Sunday at around 2 pm in broad daylight bright enough for everybody to notice the act of crime taking place out in the open when a 20-year-old drunk man raped a seemingly homeless woman who was seated next to a tree.

Even the auto rickshaw driver who shot the incident on his mobile phone and informed the police did not actually intervene during the shameful act.

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Union minister Maneka Gandhi has lashed out at bystanders who chose to record a video of the woman being raped, rather than rescue her, calling them "thrill-seekers" and “culpable” for the crime.

Everybody here is culpable...the people who were thrill seekers preferring to let a woman suffer rather than help her. I am totally outraged by their behaviour...by the behaviour of the man who raped her and by the people, who by doing nothing, helped it happen.
Maneka Gandhi, Union Minister, Women & Child Development

The police have arrested the accused, Ganji Seva, and booked him for rape.

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