23/10/2017 4:16 PM IST | Updated 23/10/2017 4:17 PM IST

Woman Raped In Broad Daylight On A Busy Road In Vizag As Passersby Turned A Blind Eye


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A man was arrested on Monday after he raped a woman in broad daylight on the streets of Andhra Pradesh's Vizag on Sunday. The entire incident was caught on camera, but it seems that passersby chose to ignore it completely.

An NDTV report says that, in the video that has gone viral, 20-year-old Ganji Siva can be seen forcing himself on the woman, who was sitting on a pavement near the railway station.

An auto-rickshaw driver recorded the incident and immediately submitted it to the police, which resulted in the accused's arrest. However, it is shocking that eye-witness didn't bother stop the man from committing the crime.

In the video, a lot of people can be seen passing-by but no one cared to stop and help the victim.

"The woman had left her home in Vepagunta near Pendurthi on the outskirts of Vizag after a tiff with her husband and had arrived in Vizag on a bus early Sunday. She took shelter under a tree on the pavement when Shiva assaulted her," The Indian Express quoted Inspector Ramana as saying.

The investigating officer also reportedly said that though they received at least six calls to report the incident, but not one person made an effort to stop the accused.

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