TRICHY: A 40-year-old woman, who had been battling for life after being-gang raped near Thiruverumbur a few days ago, succumbed at the Trichy government hospital on Saturday.
Police have filed a case in this regard and search is on for the suspects.
Mother of two children, the victim hailing from Chinna Suriyur, had gone to a nearby shop to get grocery on Tuesday at 6pm.
According to relatives, she was dropped home by a couple of men who soon fled the spot.
Having sustained severe injuries in her abdomen, she was rushed to the Keeranur government hospital by her relatives for treatment. Meanwhile, relatives also lodged a complaint with the police of assault by two men.
As she developed health complications, she was rushed to the Trichy government hospital for treatment. Sources from the police said that she gained consciousness on Friday when she gave them a statement that she was sexually assaulted by a couple of men near her house. She succumbed to her injures on Saturday morning.
A senior police officer investigating the case said that only a compliant of assault was filed following the complaint by the relatives and the sexual assault angle will be taken up after they receive the autopsy report.
The police are on the lookout for the men who dropped her home that night and mooted search for the unknown perpetrators.