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Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh: Four people, including two minors, have been taken into police custody for allegedly raping a 19-year-old at Kailasa Giri hilltop in Visakhapatnam.

Arilova Police Station Circle Inspector Kishore Kumar said officers found the quartet and the alleged victim on Kailasa Giri on Wednesday evening and intervened.

“They found that the girl was abused. The police took the youths into custody. They registered FIR and filed case under Sections 376, 376(D) and 328 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The girl is admitted at King George Hospital for medical aid. Much investigation is to be done in the case,” Kumar said.

Meanwhile, ‘Mahila Chetana’ NGO representatives visited the victim at the hospital on Thursday.

Later NGO president K Padma said: “One 19-year-old girl was raped on Kailasa Giri hilltop. We spoke to the doctors now. They informed us the details the girl told them. She admitted that one boy abused her. She said she was drugged and don’t know what happened later.

“We have to wait for the final report for full details. The girl is a single daughter in a poor family. She completed Intermediate. She is attending coaching classes.”

Padma said that the victim went to Kailasa Giri with her friend.

“Her friend might have engaged the other three youths. There are two minors among them. Had the police not gone there at right time, she would have died. We request the police to continuously monitor the vulnerable places. The girl is saying that she was administered some drug in cool drink but the doctors did not confirm it yet. It is surprising that four persons molested a girl on a rush picnic spot like Kailasa Giri. We appeal to the police to see the culprits get maximum punishment,” Padma said.