Five men gang-raped a 32-year-old woman from Neyveli in Cuddalore, while she was returning home after grocery shopping on Wednesday. One of the gang members was killed by the other four members while fighting over whose turn it was to rape the woman.
The woman was on a two-wheeler while returning home with a relative. When his relative stopped the bike to rest for a while, the woman was spotted standing along by the group.
They first started passing comments and later attacked her. Her relative was beaten up and chased away. Later, they took the woman to a secluded place and raped her one by one. Mid-way they killed one of the five culprits while fighting over turns to rape the victim.
The four culprits fled the crime scene abandoning the woman and their dead mate. When the woman regained consciousness, she managed to reach a nearby police station. She then immediately went for medical examination as well.
Based on the complaint, police identified four of the accused as S Karthik (23), M Satish Kumar (23), C Rajadurai (25) and A Sivabalan (22). The fifth man who was murdered during this incident was identified as M Prakash (26).
All of the five men, employed as daily wage labourers, have been taken into judicial custody.
The survivor, who is a widow and has three children live in a village near Neyveli, said the police.