In a gruesome incident, a 14-year-old girl studying in Class 8 was allegedly gang-raped by five youth, four of whom are reported to be minors, at a house in Vizag's Gajuwaka area.
The New Indian Express reported that one of the accused invited the girl, a class VIII student, to his room for 'dance practice'. Later four of the juvenile's friends joined them there.
The Hindu reported:
Though the incident reportedly took place on October 1, it came to light on Monday morning after the Gajuwaka Police filed a case based on the statement given by the victim and her parents...According to the Assistant Commissioner of Police (Gajuwaka) Ram Mohan Rao, the parents of the victim refrained from lodging a complaint, fearing social stigma and boycott, and as they have an elder daughter who is supposed to be married soon.
However, the police spotted a news scroll on a local TV channel and approached the parents, convincing them to file a complaint.
The reports add that all five accused have been identified.
TNIE also quotes police sources as saying that three youngsters have been taken into custody for interrogation.