Sundar, a taxi driver, befriended a girl working in a shop in Nagapattinam district, around 320 km from here. After some time, he took the girl to a hotel room in Karaikal in Puducherry and laced her cold drink with a sedative and sexually assaulted her, police said.
As she was threatened by Sundar, the girl lodged a complaint and the police took him into custody.
In Pollachi, also in Tamil Nadu, four youths -- Thirunavukkarasu, Sathish, Sabarirajan, Vasanthakumar -- have been accused of assaulting women and filming their act to blackmail them for money or for physical submission for over seven years.
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