According to The Times of India, she was on a visit to the pilgrimage town of Tiruvannamalai, 190km Southwest of Chennai. A doctor examining her had reportedly alerted the police about her sexual assault. She was found unconscious in the service apartment and was taken to Tiruvannamalai Government Medical College and Hospital.
A case has since been registered under IPC Section 376 (rape) and Section 511 (punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment).
A senior official said that while the survivor regained consciousness, she is unwilling to speak. So far, the police have been able to pick up a few suspects and are conducting inquiries. A suspect, upon inquiry, admitted that he accompanied the woman to the temple and ashram in the town on Friday, 13 July.
This case comes on the heels of yet another rape case in Chennai, wherein an 11-year-old girl was revealed to have been raped by around 22 men frequently in the last seven months, thus posing the question if Chennai is a safe city for women anymore.
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