A 27-year-old woman working in a beauty parlour-cum-spa in Anna Nagar East was attacked and robbed by a gang of four persons on Sunday.
The complainant, Karthika of Saidapet, was about to leave the spa at 8.45 p.m. when two unidentified persons came in seeking a massage.
She informed them that the spa had closed for the day.
However, after a few minutes, the duo returned with two more persons and picked up a quarrel with her, insisting on a massage.
When she refused to budge, the four attacked her and tore her clothes.
Using a knife, they slashed her legs and arms, inflicting injuries.
They fled after pushing her into a room and snatching her four-sovereign gold chain.
Later, the owner of the parlour, Jai Suresh, reached the spot and informed the police.
Five persons including a Special Sub-Inspector’s son and a college student, were arrested. Further investigation is on.