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Woman lecturer detained over advice to students to 'adjust'

Press Trust of India  |  Aruppukottai (TN) 

A woman 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 of 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

In the audio, she is heard suggesting that the girls 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 after a brief questioning at her residence here in

As the issue led to an outrage with the lecturer's remarks being perceived as suggestion of sexual favour, the government and opposition parties lashed out at her.

D 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 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.

College said a first round of inquiry had been completed by three professors of the college and they had submitted their report, based on which she had been suspended.

She had been asked to given an explanation regarding her advice to the students, he added.

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

"Since a who has to impart 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.

also sought a CBI probe into the matter.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 19:20 IST