Police arrested four men who allegedly raped a 20-year-old woman in a car after mixing sedative in her soft drinks, in Kancheepuram on Thursday.
On Wednesday evening, Gunaseelan picked her up from the shop on his car and took her to his farmland in Melkathipur village near Kancheepuram. On the way, he offered the woman soft drink laced with sedatives, the police said. When she became unconscious in the car after drinking that, he raped her in the car.
He then allegedly called his friends, Jebanesan (29), Gunasekaran (24), Ajith (23) and Kamaraj, asking them to come to his farmland. The four allegedly took turns to rape the woman inside the car.
The woman gained consciousness and tried to kick and break the window. Hearing the noise, some people from the near the farmland came there and found her naked and two men sexually assaulting her. They tried to rescue her but Gunaseelan and his friends managed to escape from the spot on car and bikes.
Later, they dragged the girl out of the car and left her on the Chennai-Bengaluru National Highway near Baluchetty Chatiram and escaped. The woman then went to the Baluchetty Chatiram police station and narrated the ordeal to the police and filed a complaint. The police rushed her to Kancheepuram government hospital where she was admitted.
Kancheepuram SP M Sudhakar visited the hospital and held an inquiry with the woman and formed special teams to nab the culprits. On Thursday, the special teams arrested Gunaseelan, Jebanesan, Gunasekaran and Ajith, and seized the car. The police filed cases under seven sections and they were remanded in judicial custody and sent to prison. Police said Kamaraj is absconding and search is on to nab him.