Tamil Nadu : The Pollachi sex scandal is already creating waves across the country, the Nagapattinam police in Tamil Nadu have arrested a 23-year-old man for allegedly shooting objectionable videos of a woman and trying to blackmail her into marrying him.
Accordig to police the accused – S Sundar, a cab driver and the woman recently visited a temple before heading to a hotel room in Puducherry’s Karaikal, where he allegedly spiked her drink with an intoxicant. He then shot videos of her in compromising positions and threatened to make them public if she decides to marry anybody else. The man even tried to disrobe her, they added.
Nagapattinam police says that, Sundar had recently renewed his relationship with the woman. A case of sexual harassment, violation of privacy and criminal intimidation has been registered against him.
The case gathered huge public outrage over the alleged blackmail and sexual assault of several women in Pollachi by a gang led by Thirunavukarasu, an MBA graduate. One of the women filed a complaint, which led to the arrest of eight men.
The modus operandi of the accused is, he would befriend women on social media, and after taking them to hotels or on long drives, them uses them for sexual purposes. Then blackmails the woman with photographs and videos of their assault.
The ruling AIADMK has also expelled a party worker in Pollachi for allegedly intimidating a survivor’s brother.
The investigation into the case has been transferred to the CBI. Yesterday, the Madras High Court ordered the Tamil Nadu government to pay Rs. 25 lakh to the woman complainant for revealing her name on two occasions.