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Partially blind Kerala girl raped by auto driver

An 18-year-old partially blind girl was allegedly raped by an auto-rickshaw driver in Kerala’s capital city on Friday, TV channels reported. The accused was arrested by after the incident in Thiruvananthapuram.

india Updated: Feb 01, 2014 15:29 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

An 18-year-old partially blind girl was allegedly raped by an auto-rickshaw driver in Kerala’s capital city on Friday, TV channels reported. The accused was arrested by after the incident in Thiruvananthapuram.

The girl, a student of Class 12, claimed that upon finding she had partially lost eyesight, the auto-rickshaw driver took her to an isolated location and sexually assaulted her.

The girl also said her assailant later tried to take her to a lodge but passers-by rescued her and took her to a nearby police station where she registered a complaint.

The girl underwent medical tests to confirm the charges and the police have filed a case, the reports said.