Police have arrested four college students and launched a hunt for another student for allegedly raping a 19-year-old woman after spiking her drinks at a party. The arrested include the woman’s boyfriend K Sivanandan (19) of Anakaputhur.
Police said Sivanandan, a first year hotel management student of a private college in the city, had taken the woman to a friend’s place Sunday evening where she passed out after having drinks. He dropped her at her place Monday morning after he and his friends allegedly raped her. The woman, a salesgirl in a supermarket, has been admitted to a government hospital in Egmore with bleeding injuries. She is now stable, doctors said.
The incident came to light when the doctors treating her found signs of rape. They informed police on Tuesday. Following this, Sankar Nagar police inspector M Christopher got the woman’s statement in the presence of the doctors. Joint commissioner of police (south zone) K P Shanmuga Rajeswaran said, “Sivanandan lured his girlfriend and took her to his friend Arvind Santhosh’s house in Anakaputhur. The accused apparently spiked her drinks and raped her.” The others arrested are Santhosh (19), an engineering student, Hariharan (19), a first year polytechnic student, and Deepan Kumar (18), a first year BTech student. A search is on for their friend Navin (19), a first year engineering student.Source:TOI