A college lecturer and his two friends have been arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl at Kovilpatti since 2009. The men were using her nude photographs to blackmail her, police said.
Police said that the 25-year-old lecturer, who was running a tuition centre, had promised to marry the 16-year-old girl; however, he did not keep his promise. He began to sexually exploit her along with his two friends from 2009. Lacing her cold drink with drugs, he clicked her nude photographs, which he then used to blackmail her, police said.
The three were arrested yesterday on a complaint by the girl's parents, police said.