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Vice-principal may have done it before: Pune cops

The Pune police, on Tuesday, told a local court that the vice-principal of a reputed school in Yerawada, accused of attempting to rape a 14-year-old student, maybe a habitual sex offender, Yogesh Joshi reports.

mumbai Updated: Jan 30, 2013 01:24 IST
Yogesh Joshi

The Pune police, on Tuesday, told a local court that the vice-principal of a reputed school in Yerawada, accused of attempting to rape a 14-year-old student, maybe a habitual sex offender. The police also sought to extend the custody of the 54-year-old vice-principal.

Sub-inspector Reshma B Mulani told SS Patil, Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC), “Similar complaints were received against the man when he was employed at schools in Thane and Matunga. He was forced to resign from the schools because of these charges.”

Mulani added that the locations of the victim and accused as determined by their mobile phone records also matched the information in the complaint.

The 14-year-old girl had alleged that the vice-principal had called her to his cabin after school hours on January 2 and misbehaved with her after locking the door.

Refuting charges that the vice-principal had similar charges against him in the past, his lawyer said, “The information is incorrect. In fact, he was employed at only one school before this.”

Police officials also told the court that the accused was not cooperating with the investigation team. The victim, while speaking to HT on January 24, had said that the vice-principal had threatened to release a video of her. However, the school administration and teachers defended the vice-principal and have accused the girl of lying.