The principal of a private school on Railway Road has been detained by Haripur Police on suspicion of attempting to sexually assault a student.
The father of a Grade 7 student had complained, and the City Police Station’s on-duty officer reported that a case had been filed under PPC/377/53/511 CPA against the principal, Zahid Khan, and that the student’s medical report is pending.
When asked why his kid came home from school late, the father, Abid Hussain, said that the principal had sent all the students home after dismissal but had held him back. The student’s father stated that the principal took him to the staff room and tried to molest him there.
After being detained, the principal was brought before a judge, who placed him on judicial remand.
Since then, Khan has made an effort to refute the accusations, claiming that he has video from the school’s CCTV cameras to show his innocence.
He has asserted that he is the victim of false accusations and denied any role in any incident that occurred on the school’s property. He also said that he planned to sue them for trying to smear him and the school by “twisting some other subject and portraying it as a case of sexual molestation” and that he would go to court to stop them.
Khan said that he would make all the relevant information and evidence public and demanded that the District Police Officer (DPO) take note of the occurrence and ensure a thorough investigation.