Migrant woman gang-raped at Vizag railway station

The couple was from the backward district of Mahbubnagar and was in search of work. According to sources, Venkatalakshmi (35) along with her husband arrived in a train from Mahbubnagar and started to stay on the platform of Gopalapatnam railway station, a comparatively less known and low density satellite station near Visakhapatnam.

Three men, who were watching the couple eking a living by staying on the platform, took advantage of their vulnerable situation during the wee hours of Thursday and pounced on Venkatalakshmi.

They dragged her to a secluded dark place off the platform and raped her one by one. They also beat up and tied her husband to a pole and gagged him.However, Venkatalakshmi gathered courage and alerted the railway police who succeeded in nabbing two of the accused and registered a case with the Gopalapatnam police station.

The police sent the victim to King George Hospital in Visakhapatnam for medical test and aid. This incident has put a question mark over the security of migrants.

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