Madurai

College founder held on sexual harassment charge

Two other women office-bearers also arrested for assisting him

NAGERCOIL

Police have arrested the founder of a paramedical college for allegedly sexually harassing a few faculty members and students.

Bhoothapandi police also arrested two women, joint directors of the college, for allegedly assisting him in the crime.

The police said Ravi, 35, founder of Jacob Paramedical College at Irachchakulam near here, had been sexually harassing some of the faculty members and students of his college for quite sometime. When one of the victims, a faculty member, ran out of his room in tears during working hours as Ravi sexually harassed her, the girl students consoled her and informed her parents about the trauma she was undergoing.

Following a compliant from the victim, a police team from Bhoothapandi station inquired the girl students and teachers on Wednesday, who gave an elaborate account of the sexual harassment going on unabatedly in the college with the help of joint directors Nalini, 30, and Kala, 28.

“The investigation has proved that some of the teachers and students had been sexually harassed by Ravi with the help of Nalini and Kala. Those who resisted his attempts were either sacked or forced to leave the job. Hence the trio have been arrested,” a police officer privy to the investigation said.

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