The two were produced before a court here which remanded them to judicial custody.

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news Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 11:42

A government school teacher has been suspended after she and her son were arrested on the charge of cheating several persons of lakhs of rupees after promising to get them government jobs.

District Crime Branch police personnel on Monday arrested Varambigai, a teacher of the government higher secondary school in Veerappanchatram in Erode, and her son Tharunraj.

The two were produced before a court here which remanded them to judicial custody.

Ironically, they were arrested following investigations into a complaint lodged by Varambigai herself in February 2016 alleging that one Vinodkumar of Dharmapuri District had cheated her son and some others by promising government jobs.

Police had earlier arrested Vinodkumar, but subsequent investigation showed that Varambigai and her son were the kingpins in the job racket also involving Vinodkumar.

The trio had taken money running to lakhs of rupees from several persons assuring to get them jobs in different government departments, but cheated them.

In a bid to safeguard herself, she had lodged the complaint against Vinodkumar, police added.

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