Chennai: The Chennai city police have arrested a yoga
instructor on charges of rapid a 21-year-old physiotherapist and for
threatening to upload obscene videos on the internet.
Acting on a complaint from the woman, who was his disciple, the
Mambalam All Women Police arrested the yoga instructor, Yogaraj
alias Poovendran Chidambaram (45), at his residence in the city last
In her complaint, the physiotherapist alleged that he had invited her to
his house on the pretext of hosting a birthday party and raped her by
giving her soft drinks mixed with sedatives.
He also video-recorded it on his mobile phone and repeatedly raped
herby showing the video and threatening to upload it on the internet
if she failed to cooperate with him.
Yogaraj was arrested on charges of rape, criminal intimidation and other
offences under provisions of the IPC and the Information Technology Act.
He was produced before a court and remanded in judicial custody.
Police sources said investigations revealed that criminal cases were
pending against him in Tiruppur and Hong Kong.