Woman raped by the side of a road in India as people film her instead of helping

Published: October 26, 2017
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The woman had reportedly left her family home on the outskirts of the city two days earlier after a fight with her husband. PHOTO: ONLINE The unnamed woman was attacked in broad daylight in the city of Visakhapatnam, east India, but instead of helping, witnesses began filming the rape. PHOTO: ONLINE Horrifying: Video shows several people casually walking by as the woman is being raped. PHOTO: ONLINE The attack took place in the city of Visakhapatnam, in Andhra Pradesh, on the Bay of Bengal. PHOTO: ONLINE PHOTO: REUTERS.

A woman was raped in broad daylight on a busy public thoroughfare in west India on Sunday as several people passing by filmed the horrific incident instead of helping her.

The woman, in her late 20s, had stopped for a short rest under a tree by the side of the road in the Andhra Pradesh city of Visakhapatnam on the Bay of Bengal.

Horrifying: Video shows several people casually walking by as the woman is being raped. PHOTO: ONLINE

Video shows several people casually walking by as the woman is being raped. PHOTO: ONLINE

She was attacked and raped at around 2:30pm local time by a 23 year-old man, in full view of the people around on the road.

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The woman had left her home just outside the city a few days earlier after fighting with her husband, according to reports.

Ganji Siva, the alleged rapist, attacked the woman without reason and sexually assaulted her by the side of the road.

The attack took place in the city of Visakhapatnam, in Andhra Pradesh, on the Bay of Bengal. PHOTO: ONLINE

The attack took place in the city of Visakhapatnam, in Andhra Pradesh, on the Bay of Bengal. PHOTO: ONLINE

“Apparently, she was very weak as she had not eaten for several hours and was sleeping on the footpath under the shadow of a tree, when Siva, in an inebriated condition, sexually assaulted her,” Visakhapatnam IV town police sub-inspector K Suresh told the Hindustan Times.

“People passing by did not bother to stop him even as the woman was too weak to even scream.”

The unnamed woman was attacked in broad daylight in the city of Visakhapatnam, east India, but instead of helping, witnesses began filming the rape. PHOTO: ONLINE

The unnamed woman was attacked in broad daylight in the city of Visakhapatnam, east India, but instead of helping, witnesses began filming the rape. PHOTO: ONLINE

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Numerous bystanders filmed the attack, and one video by a rickshaw driver from across the street made it into the hands of the police eventually.

The video shows people walking by casually as the man rapes the woman, and no one stops to help her.

The woman had reportedly left her family home on the outskirts of the city two days earlier after a fight with her husband. PHOTO: ONLINE

The woman had reportedly left her family home on the outskirts of the city two days earlier after a fight with her husband. PHOTO: ONLINE

The assailant had fled the scene of the crime by the time police arrived, but officials were able to identify the man through eyewitness accounts and arrested him.

The accused has been detained and will now stand trial.

Ever since the video appeared on the social media, several people in India have expressed their outrage that people filmed the incident instead of trying to help the woman.

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Another Twitter user had a different opinion.

This article originally appeared in the Daily Mail

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Reader Comments (17)

  • Haider
    Oct 26, 2017 - 7:42AM

    When will civilization reach there? Sounds like a society of savages. Recommend

  • Amer
    Oct 26, 2017 - 7:57AM

    Incredible India ! This is not the middle of Africa or the jungles of Amazon, this is the ‘World’s Biggest Democracy’. Simply horrifying. Recommend

  • Jade
    Oct 26, 2017 - 8:39AM

    Shining India continues to amaze me………… Recommend

  • FAS
    Oct 26, 2017 - 8:44AM

    HAHA
    Shining IndiaRecommend

  • Alia Matin
    Oct 26, 2017 - 9:52AM

    “west India” Is Bay of Bengal on the west or rather east India ? But that apart, rape has become so brazen in India that it has become a national pastime and a badge of honor for many.Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Oct 26, 2017 - 10:24AM

    national shame !!Recommend

  • Shining India
    Oct 26, 2017 - 10:37AM

    Brilliant example of Shining India in broad day light. Keep it up Indians.Recommend

  • Faisal
    Oct 26, 2017 - 11:50AM

    This is the sickening reality of India. Hopefully the world is paying attention and realizes that the India projected by the state controlled/censored media across the globe is fakeRecommend

  • Milind
    Oct 26, 2017 - 12:44PM

    Had this happened in Pakistan, the rapist would have been tried and punished, since we now have more than 4 male witnessesRecommend

  • Habib
    Oct 26, 2017 - 3:51PM

    IT is the start of the end-game. Recommend

  • Libra
    Oct 26, 2017 - 4:54PM

    This should be told to narindar modhi. He should be told about the problems faced by females and unfortunately India has one of the highest rate for raping girls. And height of insanity is that the people doesn’t care about the young lady, rather they focused on making video! Such an alarming situation it is! Atleast Pakistan doesn’t have these issues!Recommend

  • S.Basit
    Oct 26, 2017 - 5:43PM

    This is the fruits of World Largest Democratic Country…#FreedomRecommend

  • Ram Chandar
    Oct 27, 2017 - 7:05AM

    What a big shame for India.Recommend

  • Ali Khan
    Oct 27, 2017 - 1:03PM

    I hope Susma ji will mention this incident in UN address.Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Oct 27, 2017 - 6:25PM

    The real and ugly face of India.Recommend

  • irfan
    Oct 28, 2017 - 12:51AM

    Worst form of Crime . These people must be hanged publicly. Recommend

  • mrashidhai
    Oct 28, 2017 - 5:44PM

    India is shining more and more with each passing day. Thanks to PM Modi.Recommend

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