65-yr-old raped, ends life due to shame: Police

65-yr-old raped, ends life due to shame: Police

Rape



Kannur: Muzhakunu police registered a case today following the suicide due to rape of a 65-year-old woman at her ancestral house at Payyanchery near Iritty. The case was filed under section 376 (rape) and 306 (abetment of suicide) of the Indian Penal Code. According to Muzhakunnu Sub Inspector Raveendran, K Sarojini, wife of late Kunhiraman, was found hanging on March 30 evening at her ancestral house at Vikas Nagar in Payyanchery where she had gone as one of her two sisters was ill. Police had registered a case of unnatural death on March 30 and sent the body to Pariyaram Medical College Hospital for post-mortem. The post-mortem was held on March 31 by police surgeon S Gopalakrishna Pillai and confirmed that brutal rape occurred just before the death of victim. The report cited 26 bruises were marked all over the body. One suspect has been taken into custody and further investigation is underway .

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