A woman is raped on a pavement in full public view but no one helps her, in a stomach-turning video that has emerged from Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam. Police sources said G Shiva was produced in court on Monday and has been sent to judicial remand for two weeks. Instead, an autorickshaw driver recorded the crime on his mobile phone, which helped authorities nab the rapist.
The incident took place between Railway New Colony and Railway Station.
The victim has been admitted to a hospital where she is receiving treatment for her injuries.
"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 assaulted her sexually", Suresh said. Police, after getting the evidence, has arrested the culprit and has informed the victim's family.
According to reports, she was too weak to resist the assault. What is even more shocking is that the incident happened in broad daylight and video footage shows passers-by who did nothing to come to the aid of the woman.
Though Siva had left the crime scene, the police were able to hunt him down with the help of the information given by the auto driver and other locals.
"We have booked a case under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code", the police officer said.