Professor advices students to ‘ adjust’ with officials, held
Aruppukottai ( TN), April 16: A woman lecturer of a private college here was today taken into custody in connection with her alleged advise to students “to adjust with some officials” in return for higher marks and money, in what is seen as a suggestion for sexual favour.
Though the lecturer of Devanga Arts College was alleged to have made the overtures a month ago, the issue came to light after an audio of purported conversation between her and some students went viral in the social media on Sunday.
In the audio, she is heard suggesting that the girls adjust with some ( education) officials, for getting 85 per cent mark and money. Hours after a complaint was lodged by the college and a local women’s association, police this evening detained the lecturer after a brief questioning at her residence in Virudhunagar District.
As the issue led to an outrage with the lecturer’s remarks being perceived as suggestion of sexual favour, the Tamil Nadu government and opposition parties lashed out at her. Fisheries minister D Jayakumar told reporters in Chennai that such “black sheep” cannot be allowed and assured that the government will take action against her. The lecturer has already been suspended by college management last month pending investigation after some students complained about her. She, however, has denied sexual angle to her advice.
In an audio, the lecturer of Devanga Arts College is heard suggesting that girls adjust with some ( education) officials, for getting 85 per cent
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