East Godavari: A 50-year-old widow was allegedly gang raped and murdered in the G Vemavaram village of East Godavari district, according to reports.  Three men are alleged to have committed the crime when the victim was alone in her house, police said.

Police have arrested one of the suspects and are on the lookout for two others.

The woman's husband and son had passed away, and her daughter lives in Hyderabad. This incident comes close on the heels of the rape and murder of 26-year-old veterinarian on the outskirts of Hyderabad. On November 29, Hyderabad Police arrested four accused in connection with the alleged rape and murder case.

Even before the nationwide public outrage over the gang rape and murder of a woman veterinarian in Hyderabad could subside, this similar crime has come to light from Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district.

Due to many questions raised on safety of women in the last few days, Andhra Pradesh home minister M Sucharita made a surprise visit to an all-women police station in Guntur district. Some women complained to her that police were not responding properly to their complaints.