A post on Facebook by a photographer named Vasanth Paul has made the Chennai police to launch hunt for a three member gang which attempted to rape a woman in the city on Friday.
It is learnt that the St Thomas Mount police have registered a case and took Vasanth Paul near Kathipara flyover to locate the place where the bid happened.
Vasanth claimed he was on way back home after watching Kabali (first day first show) when he took a detour that turned out as one of the best decisions of his life. When he stopped to take a leak by a plot of empty land, he heard some cries. It turned out it was a girl, apparently drugged, was crying for help from a gang of three trying to harass her.
Paul claimed he was soon fighting a gang of three, who tried to strangle him with a rope. As the scuffle ensued, the girl managed to escape. By then an auto driver was at the spot to help Paul, giving it back to the ruffians.
Vasanth Paul shared photos of his injuries on Facebook post and said that he went around the area for half-an-hour looking for a cop, but could not find one. However, no police case was filed as per the request of the girl.