According to the complaint, it was on March 10 that the accused serving as principal in the Pune school, first abused the student in his chamber.(HT REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)
According to the complaint, it was on March 10 that the accused serving as principal in the Pune school, first abused the student in his chamber.(HT REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)

School principal held in child abuse case had a history, Pune police tell court

According to the police, the accused principal was on his way to Ahmedabad when he was arrested from Mumbai on Wednesday, for allegedly sexually abusing a Class 9 student and showing the student a pornographic video.
By Nadeem Inamdar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 02:21 PM IST

The principal of a city-based school, accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student, was remanded to police custody till September 23, after being produced in the court of additional sessions judge GP Agarwal on Thursday.

In a shocking revelation, police told the court that the principal, who is also a priest, was involved in a similar case in the past. The Catholic church authorities had then put the suspect under three years of “house detainment” at the time, investigating officials told the Pune court, seeking custody of the principal.

According to the police, the accused principal was on his way to Ahmedabad when he was arrested from Mumbai on Wednesday, for allegedly sexually abusing a Class 9 student and showing the student a pornographic video.

The Wanowrie police stated in the court that the principal was involved in a similar incident in Solapur wherein the church authorities “sent him to three years of house detainment”, in Wagholi, following an internal report of the said school. The police did not specify how long ago this incident took place.

According to the complaint, it was on March 10 that the accused serving as principal in the Pune school, first abused the student in his chamber. On March 12, the principal then allegedly showed him a pornographic video clip. This was in the rest-room when the student was alone.

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Two samples from Pune found positive for bird flu, central team to visit district

By Steffy Thevar, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:11 PM IST
Two samples of poultry birds from Pune district were found positive for the bird flu virus of the 11 bird samples that were sent to the Bhopal laboratory
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Dhalpe had tested positive for the virus in May 2020. “I have seen many patients lose their lives due to Covid-19. I feel taking the vaccination is the best option for all of us,” she said. (Representative Image)
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Pune district reports 10 deaths and 496 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

By HT Correspondent, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 09:29 PM IST
On Sunday, Pune district reported 10 deaths due to Covid-19 infection in 24 hours
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Pune district reports 563 fresh Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths in 24 hours

By Namrata Devikar, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 08:10 PM IST
Pune district on Thursday reported a total of 563 fresh cases of Covid-19 infection with 11 deaths in the last 24 hours
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Pune district reports 8 deaths and 688 fresh Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

By HT Correspondent, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 09:53 PM IST
On Wednesday, Pune district reported eight deaths due to Covid-19 infection in 24 hours
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PMC seeks list of items purchased for Covid centres, present status of equipment

By Abhay Khairnar, Pune
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Two businessmen running illegal gutkha factory in Silvassa arrested

By Nadeem Inamdar, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 09:46 PM IST
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SPPU reprinting and selling rare, old books

By Dheeraj Bengrut, Pune
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 09:45 PM IST
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25-year old arrested for assaulting traffic constable

By Nadeem Inamdar, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 09:45 PM IST
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As vaccine trucks leave Serum campus, India starts fight to end Covid in country

By Shalaka Shinde, Steffy Thevar, Pune
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Nine flights to 12 cities leave Pune with Covid vaccine doses

By Steffy Thevar and Shalaka Shinde, Pune
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 09:53 PM IST
Pune Tuesday morning saw an otherwise quiet Lohegaon airport in Pune witness high drama as the country’s first batch of Covishield vaccine doses left for 12 different cities on nine passenger and freight flights
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Pune district sees 496 fresh Covid-19 cases, 0 deaths in 24 hours

By Namrata Devikar, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 08:26 PM IST
Pune district on Tuesday reported a total of 496 new cases of Covid-19 with no deaths in the last 24 hours
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97 samples from 17 districts tested for bird flu in Pune, 18 positive

By Jigar Hindocha, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 08:25 PM IST
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Pre-Covid buzz to return in city as classes, coaching centres reopen

By Dheeraj Bengrut, Pune
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 08:22 PM IST
After the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) decided to reopen coaching classes, the movement of students across the city is set to increase after a break of nine months
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Culling of hens begins in Parbhani after Avian influenza outbreak

By Abhay Khairnar, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 02:33 PM IST
Following the outbreak of Avian influenza, commonly-known as bird flu in the Parbhani district of Maharashtra, the state animal husbandry department has issued instructions for the culling of 6,000 birds
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