The school in Chetpet also released a statement on May 27, stating that Anand has been suspended. Complaints against him will be referred to the school’s Internal Committee for inquiry. P Nagarajan was accused by an athlete of inappropriately touching her under the garb in the pretext of physiotherapy. A report in Times of India said that when Nagarajan came to know of the police booking him, he tried to end his life and was admitted to Royapettah Government Hospital. Many anonymous Twitter accounts began defending him claiming they hadn’t experienced harassment from him.
The Crimes Against Women and Children division has received two more official complaints against Rajagopalan. He has been remanded to judicial custody. Deputy Commissioner of Police Jayalakshmi who is investigating the case has urged survivors to come forward to give formal complaints to the police so that the accused persons can be booked and arrested. She has also assured that the identity of survivors will be kept confidential and has requested to call on 9444772222.
With the help of social media, many survivors from schools across the city have come out with their horrific stories of harassment or inappropriate behaviour by teachers and staff in the premises. The cases are being dealt with extreme sensitivity as it involves minors. Alumni from various institutions are helping in amplifying as well as taking steps towards a meaningful change.