Pro­fes­sor ad­vices stu­dents to ‘ ad­just’ with of­fi­cials, held

The Asian Age - - Nation -

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


Devo­tees gather to take a holy dip at Har ki Paudi on the oc­ca­sion of Som­vati Amavasya in Hard­war on Mon­day.

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