Pollachi Sexual Abuse Case

A case of alleged serial sexual assault and blackmail of scores of women by a gang of men in Tamil Nadu’s Pollachi, has triggered widespread outrage. The government has decided to hand the case to the CBI.

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A 19-year-old woman accused four men of stripping her in a car and making a video of the crime

The video was later used by the accused to blackmail the survivor to extort money

Police investigation revealed that the accused had also assaulted and filmed other young women

On 12 March, all four accused were booked under the Goondas Act, which authorises detention up to a year