The youths fled away after throwing acid at Akansha Saini, the police said, adding the victim was first rushed to a primary health care centre which referred her to the Orai medical college.
According to the complainant, she had approached the accused Hemraj Ambalal Nagda (66) of Bhiravnath Temple in Adivasi Pada, citing her poor health, an official said.
On Saturday, the lady was hanging clothes to dry in front of her house, when the suspect reached the spot on a two-wheeler.
In the cases reported this year at Dammaiguda and Saidabad, the police were heavily reliant on technology, leaving them clueless for around a week.
After that, the accused was arrested and booked under IPC section 376 (rape) and also under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
Among the five metropolitan cities, while Chennai witnessed a rise in crime rate, Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru witnessed a downward trend in the number of crimes.
Incidents of sexual harassment and offences against children significantly increased during Covid induced lockdown/shutdown last year too.
Despite the decline in the crime rate, the State still recorded the maximum number of crimes against women in the southern part of the country.
TPCC chief A Revanth Reddy said TRS leader KT Rama Rao’s lack of knowledge about the arrest of the accused speaks volumes about the state of administration under the TRS government.
A total of 66,01,285 cognisable crimes comprising 42,54,356 Indian Penal Code (IPC) crimes and 23,46,929 Special and Local Laws (SLL) crimes were registered in 2020.
According to a complaint filed by Muskan's family, the husband, Kasif, had been harassing her for months for not bringing enough dowry.
It is learnt that the accused, Ravinder and Kishore, are threatening the victims to withdraw the plaint.
The accused in the case, Raju, allegedly committed the crime on Thursday night by taking her into a room in his house by enticing her with chocolates.
The chief minister said he has discussed the case with state home minister Dilip Walse Patil and Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale.
The incident took place when the victim's cousin took her to a secluded place where he and his friend gang-raped her, a senior officer said.