The Kancheepuram district police on Thursday arrested a key suspect in a case in which a 16-year-old girl was forced into sex work. Police said Aruputharaj, 35, along with Velankanni, recruited the girl from Kancheepuram district to work as a domestic helpin their house. Later, they took her to apartments in the city where she was confined and forced into sex work.
After the girl’s parents lodged a complaint, the Perungalathur police arrested Velankanni, 35, Prakash, 21, Muthukalyan, 22, Vasanth, 24, and Manjula, 42.
On Wednesday night, Arputharaj was arrested by police and remanded in judicial custody.