After promising marriage, youth rapes teen in Visakhapatnam

After promising marriage, youth rapes teen in Visakhapatnam - Sakshi Post

Visakhapatnam,  A 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth under the pretext of marrying her and later reneging on his promise, police said Sunday.

The accused, identified only as Ganesh, is a driver and the victim eloped with him after he assured her of marrying her, they said.

The teenage girl is the resident of Sabbavaram area in Visakhapatnam district, police said. The girl eloped with the accused on January 31 and the duo stayed at a lodge near Lankelapalem under Parawada block where Ganesh allegedly sexually assaulted her.

However, Ganesh allegedly went back on his word to marry her, following which the girl returned her home last night.

The girl lodged a complaint against him at Sabbavaram police station yesterday, following which a case under sections 363 (punishment for kidnapping) and 376 (rape) of IPC and under section 10 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act was registered against Ganesh.

Police said the girl was sent to King George Hospital for medical examination and a search is on to trace the accused.

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