INDIA, NAMAKKAL: A 70-year-old woman died of injuries after she was raped by a four-member gang near Attayampatti in Namakkal district in the early hours of Wednesday.
The victim died as she was being shifted to the Salem government super specialty hospital from the Rasipuram government hospital. The woman, a rag-picker, had been living with her brother’s family at Samathuvapuram on the Salem-Namakkal national highway.
Around 9 am, local people found the woman with bleeding wounds all over the body. They immediately rushed her to the government hospital in Rasipuram and alerted the Vennanthur police.
Police said preliminary investigations revealed that at least four persons raped the woman. They said the gang had attacked and bitten her while committing the act.
Doctors from the Salem super specialty hospital she had severe bleeding due to forceful intercourse and the wounds.