The owner of a leading paan chain was arrested on Friday for allegedly raping a techie after drugging her with a paan laced with sedatives, police said.
Upendra Verma, 33, along with a few others including women, was arrested after the woman lodged a complaint. The others are accused of helping him to trap the woman.
The woman said she became friends with the man through Facebook four years ago and later got into a relationship. One night, Upendra, already married, allegedly sexually exploited her by drugging her. When the woman, a software professional, suggested that they should get married; he refused and threatened to post their intimate pictures and videos on social media.
A case had been registered against the accused under IPC sections 376 (rape) and 417 (punishment for cheating).
Police are investigating if Upendra and his friends also trapped other women and exploited them.
(With inputs from PTI and IANS)