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Sexual favour scandal: Women's hostel owner Jagannathan found dead in TN
The body of Jagannathan was found inside a well in Alankulam in Tirunelveli district.
A city-based private women's hostel owner, wanted for allegedly seeking sexual favours from the inmates in return for waiver of room charges, was found dead in a well in Tirunelveli district today, police said.
Punita, warden of the hostel had taken five women inmates to a hotel under the pretext of celebrating the birthday of Jagannathan on July 22 and allegedly asked them to extend sexual favours to him for waiver of the room charges.
After the parents of the women lodged a complaint, a case was registered against Jagannathan and Punita on July 24 for allegedly threatening to kill and under the Prevention of Atrocities on Women Act, 2016.
Police said they were investigating the death from all possible angles, including suicide.