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

When police arrived, the alleged rapist had escaped from the scene


News Desk October 25, 2017
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.

https://twitter.com/gudfrend/status/922771742417932288

This article originally appeared in the Daily Mail

COMMENTS (17)

mrashidhai | 6 years ago | Reply India is shining more and more with each passing day. Thanks to PM Modi.
irfan | 6 years ago | Reply Worst form of Crime . These people must be hanged publicly.
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