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Women's hostel warden accused of seeking sexual favors surrenders before court

An absconding women's hostel warden, accused of seeking sexual favors from a few inmates, surrendered before a court here today.


PTI 01 Aug 2018, 01:11 PM India

An absconding women's hostel warden, accused of seeking sexual favors from a few inmates, surrendered before a court here today.

Punita (32) gave herself up before the 6th Judicial Magistrate Court, which remanded her to judicial custody till August 14, they said.

The woman was absconding after the inmates and their parents lodged police complaints stating that she had asked five girls during a birthday party of the hostel owner on July 22 to extend sexual favors to him in return for a waiver of hostel fees and other benefits.

The warden had also allegedly issued death threats to the girls if they spoke to anyone about her offer. Both she and owner Jagannathan went underground since then.

The body of the owner was found in a well in Tirunelveli district on July 26, with police saying they were probing all angles, including suicide.

Meanwhile, Punita filed a petition in the Madras High Court seeking anticipatory bail but surrendered before the magistrate court here.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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