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Kozhikode: The mother of Chevayur gang-rape survivor was found dead at her house on Thursday. According to police, the body of the woman was at least three days old and was infested with maggots. Her daughter is currently under state government's protection.
The young woman was kidnapped and gang raped when she left home after quarreling with her parents. The accused took her to a parked bus at Mundakkal Thazham near the medical college.
Police arrested Kunnamangalam natives Gopish (38) and Muhammed Shameer (32) in relation to the case. Another accused Indyesh Kumar is still absconding. Police have expanded the search to nearby states to trace him.
After raping the woman, the trio abandoned her near Kunnamangalam. The incident came to light as she revealed it to her parents on reaching home. CCTV visuals of the accused travelling with the woman was the only evidence recovered by police.