Nirmala Devi, assistant professor in a college in Aruppukottai, who was arrested in connection with the Madurai Kamaraj University sex scandal, has made a confessional statement voluntarily during a custodial interrogation, admitting to the offences she was charged with.
The Crime Branch-Criminal Investigation Department (CB-CID) on Friday told the Madras High Court that “top officials” for whom Nirmala Devi had lured girl students into sex trade were none but co-accused V Murugan, an assistant professor (since suspended) of Madurai Kamaraj University and S. Karuppasamy, a former research scholar.
In a status report filed before the court, S.P. Lavanya, Additional Superintendent of Police, Special Investigation Division, CBCID, said, “She (Devi) had illegal intimacy with both these accused and she has gone to an extent by promising to please them by providing her own college students for sexual favours… Both the accused asked Nirmala Devi to seduce young innocent girls to offer sexual favours to them.”
Lavanya, the investigation officer submitted that, with the assistance of cyber crime cell, the call data records of Nirmala, Karuppasamy and Murugan were obtained from Mobile Service Providers.
“They were analysed and relevant evidences of conspiracy between the three accused is established. The calls made and received by the accused were analysed and the persons concerned were summoned and examined and statements from them recorded.
The calls between the three were corroborated by the voluntary confession and the facts were verified. The seizure of all digital evidences was done after following the due legal procedures,” she added.