In yet another horrific incident, a 11-year-old girl studying in Class 5, was allegedly raped by an auto-rickshaw driver in the city's Gangavaram area.
Though the incident happened on Wednesday, the case came to light on Friday, after the family filed a police complaint.
The accused, K Ganesh (29), who is a native of Chodavaram and a resident of Gajuwaka, used to drive around the vicinity of the victimâ€™s house, and was aware of her routine, police said.
According to PTI, on Wednesday evening, the accused found the girl alone when she was entering her house. After threatening the girl, he took her to Gangavaram in his auto-rickshaw and allegedly raped her.
Following this, he dropped her home, where the victim narrated the incident to her parents.
Following the complaint, police have registered a case under section 376 of IPC (rape) and under relevant sections of POCSO.
Presently the accused is reportedly absconding, and the police have launched a manhunt for him.
Last month, two minor tribal girls were gang raped by eight men at the Tajangi village in Andhra's Visakhapatnam district, when they went for a local fair.
The two girls took shelter in front of a closed shop, along with two male friends, after it started raining.
The accused visited the spot and chased away the male friends, before allegedly raping the girls one after another.
It was reported that one of girls was 13 years old, while the other was a 10-year-old.
When village elders were approached, they reportedly directed the accused to pay Rs 50,000 as compensation, which the minors refused, and filed a police complaint.
One of the main accused, K Varun, is the son of TDP MPTC Angadha Rao, while another accused has been identified as L Siva Nagendra, son of a police constable.