An assistant lady professor Nirmala Devi is now facing allegations that she tried to lure some girl students to do sexual favours for higher officials in Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU).
After the allegations, the local police literally broke into the house and arrested her in the evening on Monday.
She was then taken to the Aruppukkottai town police station.
The accused Nirmala Devi teaches in Devanga Arts College at Aruppukkottai in Virudhunagar district.
As per reports, she tried allegedly luring a group of four BSc final year students when she went to MKU last month for a refresher course.
The girls however went ahead and filed a complaint with the college management on March 19.
The complaint led to faculty member getting placed under temporary suspension on March 21.
The incident came to light again as the 20-minute conversation — in which she is heard allegedly trying to convince the young girls to do sexual favours to get marks and financial support — went viral on social networking sites.
It is said that the police had to storm their way in as the accused Nirmala Devi locked herself up after police came about to arrest her.
Police sources said Nirmala Devi completed her graduation from Devanga College itself and did her research in MKU.
She too has two daughters.