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Principal taken into custody for 'sexually assaulting' student

A school principal has been taken into custody by Hyderabad Police following allegations that he had sexually assaulted a teenaged student several times after threatening her.

india Updated: Jul 23, 2010 15:58 IST

A school principal has been taken into custody by Hyderabad Police following allegations that he had sexually assaulted a teenaged student several times after threatening her.

Following a complaint by the victim's parents on Thursday, a case was registered against the principal of a private international school at Manneguda in neighbouring Ranga Reddy district, police said on Friday.

The complaint alleged that the victim, a 17-year-old student of XI standard in the school, was sexually assaulted over 20 times since March by the principal, who is also one of the directors of the institution.

The girl was also threatened with dire consequences if she revealed about the matter to anyone, the complaint stated.

The victim, a native of Mumbai, informed her parents about the incident, who then approached the police.

"The principal (correspondent) has been questioned following the allegations. We are investigating into the matter and after collecting enough evidence, we will arrest him," Detective Department DCP J Satyanarayana said.

Central Crime Station (CCS) -- a wing of Hyderabad Police -- has booked the principal under Sections 376 (rape), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) of IPC.

The girl has been sent for medical examination.

Meanwhile, Ranga Reddy district is also assisting the CCS in its probe even as unconfirmed reports said that the principal has allegedly sexually assaulted more girl students of the school.