Kozhikode: Kerala teacher Jayachandran Mokeri, who was freed by the Maldivian government after eight months in jail for allegedly abusing a student, returned here on Friday and said the experience has 'shattered him mentally'.
Jayachandran, an English teacher and living in Maldives since 2007, was arrested on April 5 for allegedly abusing a student in his class.
A visibly upset Jayachandran today said that though school authorities had told him that he would only be questioned and let off but he was arrested and forced to share a cell with five others.
"This experience has shattered me mentally," he said unable to hide his tears.
Though the student had later withdrawn the complaint, Jayachandran was not released.
Jayachandran's wife Jyothi along with BJP State President, V Muraleedharan, had earlier met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to press for his release.