Dachepalli is becoming synonymous with rape incidents to the misfortune of Andhra Pradesh. Yet another incident surfaced recently in which a minor girl was sexually abused by a close relative in Durgivanam village in Dachepalli. Reports say that the accused, Ramanji, an auto driver was assigned the task of dropping her at her relative's house. Along the way, he resorted to the heinous crime and threatened her against revealing it to anyone. While the incident is reported to have taken place two months ago, it came to light on Sunday when the victim saw the auto driver in the neighbourhood and appeared to be frightened.

When her mother sought to know the cause of her anxiety, she spilled the beans hesitantly.

The mother took the girl to the police station and lodged a complaint. Police have registered a case against the accused under the POSCO act and taken him into custody.