SADIQABAD: Hundreds of students and relatives of a student, who was allegedly molested by the principal of a school, held a protest demonstration and blocked the Shahbaz Road for hours by setting fire to old tyres, while the supporters of the principal resorted to aerial firing and police to baton-charge so as to disperse the protesters.
When the alleged scoundrels of the principal started aerial firing, a heavy contingent of police rushed to the spot and tried to negotiate with the protesters but they refused to disperse and did not agree to open the road for traffic. Afterwards, the police resorted to baton-charge and also arrested a person for creating law and order. After the baton-charge, the students and family of ‘S’, a student of Al-Muslim Public Girls’ School and College situated at Shehbazpur Road, surrounded the District Police Office and staged a protest sit-in against the principal. The protest erupted in the wake of release of the influential accused late at night.
According to the case details, Samreen, a resident of Rehman Colony had filed a complained with the C Division police station that Principal Chaudhry Muhammad Asghar sexually molested her in his office. She further stated that she had fallen out with her class fellow and the quarrel was taken to the principal. Meanwhile, she alleged, the accused entered the classroom and got her into his office and started sexually harassing her.
As she started making hue and cry, the student said, her brother, who is also her schoolfellow, entered the office and the principal disappeared. Later, the student informed her parents about the incident. On her complaint, the police had comprehended the principal but after political or authoritative pressure the police released him.
By and by, victim’s relatives called on the DPO at his office and recorded their protest against the release of the accused and also demanded that the DPO should take strict action against the police officials who released him. They also urged the police officer to seal the school to avoid any such incident in the days to come.
Source: The Nation