The police arrested Ganji Siva after an autorickshaw driver showed them a video of the crime.

Vizag Rape Case: The 20-year-old attacker Ganji Siva was allegedly drunk and has been arrested.

The Visakhapatnam Police arrested a truck cleaner for allegedly raping a woman on the footpath of a busy road on Sunday afternoon. People shot videos of the crime and walked past it, but did nothing to stop the man, reports said.

The woman was apparently sitting next to a tree on the footpath near the Railway colony -- which is one of the busier areas of the city -- when the man forced himself on her.

The crime took place at the city’s New Railway Colony around 2.30 pm, the Hindustan Times reported. The police said the man, Ganji Siva, was drunk. He was arrested in the evening.

The woman had left home after a fight with her family, Visakhapatnam IV town police sub-inspector K Suresh told the newspaper. Suresh said the woman had not eaten for hours and was too weak to scream for help. “Siva attacked her when she was sleeping on the footpath under a tree,” he said.

An autorickshaw driver shot a video of the incident and reported it to the police. Officials who saw the video told The Indian Express that the police control room got at least six calls from the spot, but other than that, passersby did nothing to stop the rape. The woman was taken to a hospital for a medical examination.

Activists say the auto-rickshaw driver could have helped the woman instead of filming the assault, even though his video helped the police arrest the rapist.


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