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 yesterday.
In the audio, she is heard suggesting that the girls some (education) officials, for getting 85 per cent mark and money.
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.
The lecturer has already been suspended by the college management last month pending investigation after some students complained about her.
She, however, has denied sexual angle to her advice and claimed she had made it "in the right spirit" and not with any hidden motive or agenda.
She had been asked to given an explanation regarding her advice to the students, he added.
"Since a teacher who has to impart education has tried to spoil the life of the students, the probe into the matter should be handed over to the CBI under the supervision of the high court," he said in a tweet.