Trio held for forcing friend into addiction

Three local youth have been arrested on the charge of forcing one of their friends into drug addiction.

Dhinakaran, 21, Surya ,19, and Bose,20, were arrested on Saturday on a complaint lodged by M. Surya, 20.

Police sources said Surya was forcibly injected a painkiller sourced from Puducherry by the trio. Over a course of time, he became addicted to it, along with the accused who self-administered the drug.

Increasing dependence on the drug caused medical complications for Surya, who subsequently decided to inform the police.

The trio were arrested by Ariyamangalam police on Saturday and later remanded in judicial custody. The police seized 260 tablets in their possession. A case against the accused was booked under IPC Section 328 (causing hurt by means of poison, etc, with intent to commit an offence) and under Section 18 c of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940.

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