Tamil Nadu: Teacher 'asks students to perform sexual favours for official', held


Nirmala Devi who was a maths teacher at the prestigious college in Virudhnagar locked herself up in her house after she found a tip of police personnel posted outside her house at Chokkalinga Nagar at noon. They expect college students to get things done... The incident came to light after an audio clip of the lady professor went viral on social media networking sites.

Chennai: The Aruppukottai Town police registered a case against Nirmala Devi, assistant professor with Mathematics department of Devanga Arts College for trying to lure her pupils into prostitution.

A Raj Bhavan statement said, "There have been widespread reports about certain immoral happenings at a college in Aruppukottai, in which references to Madurai Kamaraj University have also been made".

Earlier, as the issue led to an outrage with the lecturer's remarks being perceived as suggestion of sexual favour, the state government and opposition parties lashed out at her. She was also booked under the Information Technology Act. "If we receive a complaint on the incident, I will direct the university Registrar to file a police complaint". The statement said based on the report furnished by the Madurai Kamaraj University, it has been decided by the governor in his capacity as the chancellor of the university that a high-powered inquiry would be conducted by Santhanam. In the audio clipping, Nirmala Devi could be heard advising her pupils, over phone, about the opportunity awaiting them. When the girls tell her not to talk about this again, Ms. Nirmala Devi seeks an assurance from them that they will not reveal about the conversation to anyone.

".You might have seen the video of Governor's visit which I had given you. So we cannot offer any favour for the students as claimed in the audio", he said, alleging that there could have been a conspiracy over the circulation of the audio clip.

The professor started with the assignment 12 years ago but today, she has a different version of the assignment and gives it only for extra credit to her students.

DMK Working President M K Stalin sought a CBI probe into the matter.