VISAKHAPATNAM: Three of the eight accused of gangraping two minor tribal girls surrendered before the police, while another was hunted down by cops on Wednesday in Chintapalle mandal. They are yet to be formally arrested.
The three who surrendered are prime accused and TDP MPTC member A Angadha Rao’s son K Varun, K Bheema Naidu and Balaraju. However, the head constable’s son K Nagendra and three more are still at large.
According to sub-Inspector of J Ramesh, the parents of the accused produced them before the police station, making them surrender. Prasad was caught from a village in Visakhapatnam agency. Ramesh said the accused would be formally arrested after questioning.
The Chintapalle Police have registered cases under sections of the IPC, POCSO Act and SC,ST (Prevention of atrocities) Act.Human Resource Development Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao and AP State Women Commission chairperson Nannapaneni Rajakumari visited the victims who were undergoing medical examination at the King George Hospital.
Speaking to newsmen, Rao said one of the victims was a class V drop out and the other was illiterate.
Left parties and few women organisations allege the government is trying to save the accused.