Published: 16th April 2018
Devanga Arts College prof Nirmala Devi arrested for trying to sexually exploit girl students
In a 19-minute audio the prof is heard speaking to four of her undergraduate women students asking them to do 'secret favours' officials at MKU
Devanga Arts College assistant professor Nirmala Devi who allegedely tried to sexually exploit girl students, was arrested by the police on Monday.
A special team led by ADSP Mathi went to Nirmala Devi`s house. Even though, the house was locked from outside, the police suspected that Nirmala Devi was inside her house. The police broke the lock and arrested Nirmala Devi who was indeed inside her house.
To make the case stronger, Tamil Nadu government promised stringent action on the issue of the assistant professor luring girl students in order to sexually exploit them by offering them 'money' and 'marks'.
The opposition parties in Tamil Nadu also demanded a CBI probe on the shocking incident.
Senior AIADMK leader and Tamil Nadu Minister for Fisheries D Jayakumar on said the government had taken a serious view on the issue. "It is unbecoming of a professor to misguide the students. Such black sheeps should be weeded out," he said.
Jayakumar, further said, the State government viewed the incident seriously and would not hesitate to initiate stringent action. Reacting to the issue that shocked the State, DMK working president MK Stalin demanded a CBI probe. "We demand a High Court monitored CBI probe on the shocking incident," he said.
PMK youth wing leader and Lok Sabha Member Dr Anbumani Ramadoss also wanted a thorough investigation by the Central agency in order to bring out the truth behind luring girls for an influential person.
"We can presume that efforts were taken to lure the girl in order to fulfill the sexual desires of an influential person. It is necessary to expose that person and the administrators of Kamaraj University who indulged in the abominable act," he said in a statement.
Pointing out the reference of Governor in the audio chat the assistant professor had with the girl students, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) said the Governor, department of Higher Education and the (Kamaraj) University should have involved in the luring episode and called for a high-level inquiry under the watchful eyes of the High Court.
The party's State secretary K Balakrishnan, in a statement, urged the Centre to recall the Governor in order to ensure free and fair probe. He also demanded keeping the Vice-Chancellors and other authorities who were appointed by the Governor, away from office.