The assistant professor of the autonomous college was finally arrested from her house after she locked herself when the police reached there.
The entire controversy began last month when Nirmala Devi, an assistant professor of Mathematics of the college had a 20-minute telephonic conversation with four undergraduate girl students after asking one of the girls to switch on the phone's speaker. "/ to yield to "sexual favours" of higher ranking authorities of the state-owned Madurai Kamaraj University". "Citing that part, she has said she wouldn't have made the suggestion if she wanted students to perform sexual favours", he said. Meanwhile, enraged students and parents thronged the college and staged a demonstration demanding action against the Professor. Addressing the pupil on the other end as "kanna", she says that till now, under teacher-students relationship, she has supported them academically.
She informs them how the officials providing these opportunities are someone of the Governor's stature and this would mean a lot of money for them if they take it up. I've been having a wonderful conversation about it for years with students at Boston College, but the movie also does a lovely job of showing the great human struggle that single people face day to day. The teacher assures that bank account would be opened in their names and the amount due for them would be deposited in it. During the course of the conversation she told the girls that an "urgent opportunity" has come for doing certain things "secretly" for a very senior official of the Madurai Kamaraj University to which the college is affiliated. They are expecting college students for successfully completing an important assignment. "They have been troubling me for a long time". As the incident sent shock waves, Nirmala was placed under suspension and a five-member committee has been formed by the University to probe the incident.
When the students refused to acquiesce to her proposition, Nirmala Devi asked them to not be hasty and take a few days to think it through.
DMK chief MK Stalin sought a CBI probe into the matter.