Ongole, Andhra Pradesh: A 17-year-old girl was gang raped by six persons for about a week. The incident came to light when the girl disclosed her ordeal to the police personnel at the police outpost on Saturday, superintendent of Police Siddharth Kauhshal said.
The girl from Nellapadu in Guntur district had befriended Rammu from Vijaywada when her father was undergoing a treatment in a private hospital. The girl ranaway from the house to meet him on June 16. Both had been in touch over mobile phone for over two months.
When she couldn’t reach Rammu over phone, a man offered her help and sent her with Balaji, a differently-abled person, he provided her shelter in a room and promised to find Ramu. Later, he sexually assaulted her, followed by repeated sexual assault by five others on the following days, the SP said.
Six teams had been formed and sent to different parts of Andhra Pradesh to nab the accused, the SP said, adding “we are close to achieving a breakthrough.”