Professor held for sexually harassing singer on Twitter

Published: Oct 23, 2012, 13:10 IST | Agencies |

A Chennai professor has been arrested for posting vulgar comments about singer Chinmayi Sripada and her mother on Twitter.

An associate Professor of National Institute of Fashion Technology has been arrested in connection with a complaint by well known singer Chinmayi Sripada of sexual harassment through a social networking site.

Professor held for sexually harassing singer on Twitter
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Acting on her complaint on October 18, in which she alleged that certain individuals had passed vulgar comments about her and her mother on 'Twitter,' police registered a case under Sections 66, 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2005 and Section 4 of the Prevention of Women Harassment Act.

After investigation, the Cyber Crime Cell of Chennai Police arrested Saravana Kumar Perumal.

The man reportedly confessed to having committed the crime by using his mobile phone.

Two teams have been despatched to Coimbatore and Puducherry to pick up two others in connection with the case, police said.  

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