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Chennai-based PSBB school teacher accused of sexual misconduct arrested

Students and alumni accused Rajagopalan of making sexual advances and sexually coloured remarks. 

Chennai based PSBB school teacher accused of sexual misconduct arrested
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Chennai, First Published May 25, 2021, 10:01 AM IST
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The Class 12 teacher, who was accused by several students of Chennai-based Padma Sheshadri Bala Bhavan School of sexual misconduct, has been arrested and remanded to 14-day custody. 

The arrest comes after parents, alumni and students made damning allegations against Accountancy and Business Studies teacher Rajagopalan at the KK Nagar branch of the school.

On social media, students and alumni accused Rajagopalan of making sexual advances and sexually coloured remarks. 

The PSBB alumni had shot off a letter to the school's dean demanding immediate suspension and an inquiry into the matter. In the letter, the alumni alleged that Rajagopalan also physically touched students inappropriately with sexual intent. 

Some students alleged that he once circulated a porn site link in a class group.

The letter claimed that at one of the online classes during the lockdown, Rajagopalan joined the virtual meeting wearing only a towel. The alumni also alleged that the teacher made remarks about physical appearance, sent WhatsApp messages to students commenting about their photos and even asked a student to go with him for a movie.

The alumni, which claimed that the school management had not taken any action despite complaints from parents, accused Rajagopalan of questioning girl students' character and reputation in front of the class and expressly stating that they are women of easy virtue because they choose to wear sleeveless and non-traditional clothes.

Rajagopalan's phones and laptop were seized by the police and sent for examination. He was quizzed for several hours. 

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