Another incident of rape rocks Andhra Pradesh

Thank you for your reading and interest in the news Another incident of rape rocks Andhra Pradesh and now with details

Aden - Yasmin Abdel Azim - While the new strict law, under which the probe and trial will have to be completed in three weeks, was hailed by the masses and gave a hope of bringing the spiralling graph of serious crimes against women, an incident of rape of a minor girl came to light in Guntur district, neighbouring the state capital Amaravati. Picture for illustrative purpose only. Image Credit: IANS

Hyderabad: Even as Andhra Pradesh legislative Assembly on Friday passed a radical law providing for hanging of rapists, another incident of rape of a five-year-old girl has rocked the state.

The state assembly passed the AP Criminal Law (amendment) Act 2019 providing for capital punishment to the convicts of rape and gang rape, was moved by Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy government soon after a horrifying incident of gang rape and killing of veterinary doctor on the outskirts of Hyderabad about a fortnight ago.

While the new strict law, under which the probe and trial will have to be completed in three weeks, was hailed by the masses and gave a hope of bringing the spiralling graph of serious crimes against women, an incident of rape of a minor girl came to light in Guntur district, neighbouring the state capital Amaravati.

District police arrested a junior college student Lakshman Reddy in Ramireddy Nagar area for allegedly raping the five-year-old daughter of his neighbour.

The incident came to light after the girl complained of stomach pain. When her parents took her to a doctor, it was found she had fallen victim to a sexual predator. Swinging into action, Guntur police arrested the youth who lived on the ground floor of the same house in which the victim’s family lived on the first floor.

The youth was being questioned. Earlier in Guntur a rickshaw-puller had raped a young girl and even as the police were searching for him he allegedly committed suicide by hanging from a tree.

Under the new law, police will complete the investigation of a rape case in a week’s time and a fast track court will complete the trial in another two week. In serious crimes against the women the convicts can be awarded death sentence by the court.

Moving the bill, known as ‘Disha Bill’ after the victim of gang rape in Hyderabad, Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy said his government was very serious to curb the crimes against women and children. “Crime against women and children were increasing and sending children out had become a nightmare for the parents. To stop serious crimes, radical steps are needed”, he told the House.

The Disha rape incident in Hyderabad has left the entire country shocked and the people were demanding that the perpetrators of such offences should be punished immediately, Jagan said.

These were the details of the news Another incident of rape rocks Andhra Pradesh for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Gulf News and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV New Delhi train resumes services, crowds wait eagerly
NEXT Japan skies lit up to lift spirits amid pandemic