Vizag rape: Maneka calls those recording video as 'thrill- seekers', 'culpable'

Vizag rape: Maneka calls those recording video as 'thrill- seekers', 'culpable'

Union minister Maneka Gandhi today lashed out those who preferred to record a video of a woman being raped in broad daylight in Vishakapatnam rather than rescue her and called them "thrill-seekers" and "culpable".

A 21-year-old drunk man allegedly raped the destitute woman on Sunday near a busy road in Vishakapatnam as people remained mute spectators.

Many eye-witnesses even recorded the video of the crime on their phones, according to media reports.

"Everybody here is culpable...the people who were thrill seekers preferring to let a woman suffer rather than help her. I am totally outraged by their the behaviour of the man who raped her and by the people who by doing nothing helped it happen," Gandhi told PTI over phone.

The accused was arrested yesterday and booked for rape. He has been identified as Ganji Seva.

A driver plying his autorickshaw on the road captured the incident on his mobile phone and called the police immediately.

According to police, the woman, aged around 40, had left her husband a month ago following a marital discord. She had been staying on the pavement for the past few days.

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