Kakinada: A 16-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped by seven persons at Korukonda area in East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh.

According to the reports, the seven persons kidnapped the girl four days ago and kept her in a room and raped her repeatedly. The victim has been working as a sales girl in a footwear shop in East Godavari district.

Later, the culprits abandoned the minor girl near a police station.

Based on a complaint from the victim and her family members, the police registered a case and investigation is on. The victim’s family members alleged that the Korukonda police were trying to mislead the case.

The girl was admitted to the Government Hospital in Rajahmundry for treatment.The victim told the activists of women’s organisations that she was kidnapped, tortured and raped. She demanded strict punishment tfor the culprits.

The women organisations lamented that crime against women and children has been increasing, despite introduction of various laws and Acts. The police began investigation into the case and launched a manhunt to nab the accused.

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