Two Teachers Held Under PD Act For Sexually Exploiting Minor
For the first time, two teachers have been detained in Hyderabad under the Preventive Detention (PD) Act in connection with sexual offences on minor girl students.
Hyderabad | 29th September 2018
For the first time, two teachers have been detained by the Cyberabad Police under the Preventive Detention (PD) Act in connection with sexual offences on minor girl students.
The accused, Syed Akbar, 55, and Dappu Santosh Kumar, 25, were arrested in separate cases of sexual harassment of minor girls.
In a statement on Saturday, Cyberabad Police Commissioner V C Sajjanar said that the two "sexual offenders", being teachers, had committed the "wicked act of trapping minor girls in their love and sexually assaulted them".
"As a result, other girl students were not only frightened but also felt insecure to go to school and to talk to male teachers. The parents of the girl students are also panicking and are unwilling to send their children to the schools," he said. The acts of these teachers were therefore prejudicial to the maintenance of public order, and they needed to be kept out of the society by detaining them in prison to prevent them to from repeating such offences, Sajjanar said justifying the act.
Syed Akbar, a native of Chevella and headmaster of the Government Upper Primary School in Muchinthal of Shamshabad, had developed intimacy with a minor girl, a former student of his school. Initially he helped her in her studies, and gradually got her to fall in love with him. The police said that he kidnapped the girl and took her to Golconda fort, married her without any legal sanctity, and continued to sexually assault her.
In the second case, Santhosh Kumar, of Vatpally in Sangareddy, was a private teacher in St Agatha Model High School in Sanathnagar. He had got close to a Class X student in the school, gifted her a cell phone, and gradually trapped her in the name of love. When the parents of survivor noticed their conversations on the phone, he took her to his relative's house and confined her there for 12 days, during which time he sexually assaulted her.
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