Eight including DMK man arrested for gang raping woman

22 March 2022, 4:19 pm
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A 22-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly subjected to repeated sexual assault by her lover and his friends, including four school students, who threatened to upload her video clips on social media. The arrested include two DMK members.

The arrested persons were identified as Hariharan (27), Junaith Ahamed (27), Praveen (21), Madasamy (37) and four other minor boys studying in Classes X, XI and XII, all hailing from Virudhunagar.

It is alleged that Hariharan, a local DMK functionary, befriended the 22-year-old woman and enticed her to a secluded place, where he persuaded her to have sex him. According to police, Hariharan filmed the same and circulated it among his friends.

Subsequently, seven others, including the four school students allegedly blackmailed and sexually assaulted her, police said. Recently after her family fixed her marriage, the woman approached the Virudhunagar district police and lodged a complaint.