Two girls from the Primitive Tribal Group (PTG) in Andhra Pradesh were raped by eight men. Though the villagers wanted a compromise, the girls refused and forced their parents to file a police complaint. Following the complaint, four of the eight accused have surrendered.

K Varun named as the prime accused in the rape case surrendered before the Chintapalle police along with his three friends in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. The accused are from an influential background. However, the other four are still at large. Among those absconding is the son of a Lochali Seva Kendra constable. Other accused are sons of TD leaders.

The girls were forcibly taken to a school building near Tajangi area on the night of May 20, when the girls had come to attend a village fair.

Prime accused K Varun is the son of local Telugu Desam Party leader. Other three who have surrendered are K Ananda Rao, M Prasad. One of the accused who is at large, Siva Nagendra is expected to surrender before the police soon, said K Ramesh, Sub-Inspector of Chintapalle.  The identity of other three is yet to be announced, reported Deccan Chronicle.

The case has come to the notice of the women’s right groups, and there is pressure on Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and his ministers to get the culprits to the book. Accordingly, Superintendent of Police, Visakha Rahul has been asked to probe into the matter. The police have been asked to arrest all the accused immediately.

The victims have been admitted to a hospital were visited by AP Mahila Commission chairperson Nannapaneni Rajakumari, ministers Ganta Srinivasa Rao, Ch. Ayyanna Patrudu and local MLAs.

Two girls from the tribal community in Andhra Pradesh were reportedly raped by eight men in the Visakhapatnam district. After the gang rape incident had come to light, the village elders had a meeting and decided not to take the matter to the police. They tried to make a demand of Rs 50,000 and leave rape accused without any punishment.

Angered by this the victims protested and refused to agree to the compromise. The girls forced their parents to file a police case against the accused.

Thus heeding to the pressure from the daughters, parents have filed a case with the Chintapalli Mandal police. The accused have been booked for rape and committing atrocities on the tribals. Police in Chintapalli Mandal registered cases against the accused for rape and for committing atrocities on tribals.