So Many students at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan School have posted on social media that many of the students who are presently studying there are sexually harassed by teachers.
Even the complaints were not heard by the school managament alleges students at large that caught the attention of parents ..
PSBB Alumni too joined the hashtag stream and acknowledged harassment both physically and verbally by narrating events with the mention of staffs name in public ..
DMK MP Kanimozhi taken this harasment in her twitter handle and appealed for stringent action against the Teacher and also school management for warping up the crime under carpet..
Following this, many complained to YG Mahendran , yesterday comedy actor who is trustee of PSBB School and also his daughter Madhuvanthi who holds important post in BJP in Tamilnadu but also actively spread Hindutva thoughts and often found bragging openly in support of her caste.
Like Madhuvanthi , BJP MP Subramany Swamy also played brahmin caste cards in support of institution and added fire to the commotion.
It is also alleged ., started as Bala bavan the school government got free lands under the late Tamilnadu Kamaraj Rule in 1962.
The school then slowly come in the hands of Rajalakshmi Parthasarathy, also known as YGP the mother of actor YG Mahendran. A court case still waging between the founder family with the YGP family on cards
After her demise, the school was run by Sudha Rajendran (wife of YG Mahendran) and YG Rajendran (brother of YG Mahendran). Still YG Rajendran is one of the members of the School’s Management Committee.
Though Yechan Kunja Mahendran claim he doesn’t play active role in day to management but he is still a trustee ..
The powerful role of trustee(s) inside a trust and the by laws of trust that provides power to trustees is known factor to many ..
Like AGM role in company accounts , in Trust also all income and expenses accounts ought to be ratified by trustees .
The main issue cropped upon under hashtag #psbb was Rajagopalan Varadachari, a Commerce Teacher at the KK Nagar branch of the Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan School in Chennai, has sexually harassed students at the school.
It actually started after an alumnus of the school shared all the complaints she received on her Instagram page.
Many other Students have made several complaints against him for inviting them to make video calls at night, inviting students to watch movies, talking substandardly in terms of clothes, repeatedly engaging in sexual harassment, once he seems to be half-naked with only a waistband at an online class, and sending pornographic video links to the school WhatsApp group…
“We have written to the administration about this several times, but the administration has not taken any action so far,” the students said in the social media posts.
In those social media posts, not only the KK Nagar branch but also the Nungambakkam branch of the school, the Kerukambakkam branch and their intermediate schools have been accused of numerous similar allegations.
Few students who wanted to remain anonymous said, “The school was filled with caste fanatics.
The school, which can promote paranoid ideology, will torture young students by criticizing their personal lives, including their choice of clothing. ”
A student’s post about Bhavani, a teacher at the Kerukambakkam branch, is shocking.
In her post, “she spoke hateful of me when I was sick and had to take leave. She also made another student undress in the classroom in the name of punishment. ”
Regarding a Sanskrit teacher who worked at PSBB Intermediate School, she said,
“He would speak very disgustingly, physically harass students, behave inappropriately to students, and come in as if he had accidentally entered a women’s dressing room.
I’m sure everyone knows about this, but no one took any action because he was appointed by the YGP. ”
After furore in social media at the time of lock down in tamilnadu , Police have entered the premises and are investigating the complaints at KK Nagar School.
DMK MP Dayanidhi Maran said in capacity as parents he appeal that the CBSE under Union minsitry too should conduct an inquiry into the matter.
DMK party ruled tamilnnadu government Education Minister Anbil Mahesh has said that stern action will be taken if the crimes are proved. And he appointed inquiry commitee to look in to alelgations
After Police took Rajagopalan Varadachari in to their custody School authorites left with no option but they suspended school teacher.
In a swift development thereafter after Varadachari confession that he indulge these acts for almost 5 years and confistating the digital evidence of school students comprised pictures ..
Varadachari has been arrested by Chennai police after allegations of sexual harassment and he has been booked under the POCSO Act and various sections of the IPC including 354(A), 509 IPC, 67, 67A of IT Act.
In the police interrogation, the city police found out that he has deleted all his WhatsApp chats and pictures shared with the students.
But, Rajagopalan Varadachari has agreed to the allegations made against him. He confessed that he has sexually harassed students of PSBB for 5 years .
Following this police team has decided to carry out investigation with school authorities and social media are busy with guess and gossips about future arrests in Padma Seshadri School and alumni social media messages resulted in huge embarrassment to School management and trustees
It is to be noted way during 2012 Ranjan, a fourth class student, drowned in the swimming pool of Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan School in the KK Nagar branch
Following this, the police arrested Sheela Rajendran, the director of the school. However, it is noteworthy that she was released on bail on the same day.