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Panchayat offers money to rape victim`s family to keep quite

Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013 - 20:55

Zee Media Bureau

Hyderabad: In a shocking incident, a panchayat in Andhra Pradesh reportedly offered money to the parents of a girl who was allegedly raped and asked them to keep quite.

The eleven-year-old girl was raped on Friday night in a village in Visakhapatnam district, as per reports. The matter came to light on Sunday when the parents of the girl filed a complaint against the accused. He is said to be a 30-year-old farmer Appa Rao.

The girl`s parents had approached the panchayat, asking them to solve the issue. As per reports, instead the village elders asked the parents to keep quiet and offered them Rs 1,500 to foot medical bills.
Meanwhile, the accused is said to have been arrested and the role of the panchayat is being probed by the police.

First Published: Monday, September 23, 2013 - 20:55

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