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Actor’s son held on rape charge

A 25-year-old man who allegedly raped a college girl in Virugambakkam has been arrested by the Tiruvottiyur All-Women Police. It is suspected that he spiked her cold drink.

According to the police, Vijay Harish of Anna Nagar is the son of actor Sooriyakanth. He is also a budding actor. The police said that he became acquainted with the 20-year-old girl from north Chennai, studying in a private college, and later, the two got into a relationship.

It is alleged that the two met in an apartment in Virugambakkam, and he gave her a glass of juice.

She fell unconscious subsequently and it is alleged that he raped her and filmed it.

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He later started blackmailing her and threatened to upload some intimate photos and videos on the internet.

Unable to bear the harassment, the girl lodged a complaint with H. Jayalakshmi, Deputy Commissioner, special team for crime against women and children and a case was registered in the Tiruvottiyur AWPS.

Vijay Harish was arrested and the police have registered a case under Sections 328 (causing hurt by means of poison), 354B (assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe), 354 C (voyeurism), 376 (rape) and other sections of the IPC.

He was remanded to judicial custody on Wednesday. “We are not sure what he mixed in his drink,” said a police officer.

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