Police have registered a case of abduction, sexual abuse and criminal intimidation against flower merchant Shanmugasundaram (48), based on a complaint from a 38-year-old woman interior flower decorator.

According to the complainant, she used to visit the shop of the accused at Flower Market for professional purposes. Eight months ago, he had offered her cool drinks spiked with sedative drugs, taken her to a house in Sulur and abused her. Photographs and videos had been taken while she had been drugged. After this, he used to take her to places such as Tiruchendur, Kanyakumari and Tiruchirapalli in the name of interior decoration work. The victim was married 18 years ago and has two sons.