Former director of Parkwood International School Mohammed Salahuddin Ayub, who was arrested for sexually assaulting a minor student of his school, in July 2010, was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment by the fifth additional metropolitan session magistrate Y Someswar Rao on Friday.
The incident had led to much public uproar after several parents took away their wards from the school, which till then, enjoyed a good reputation.
In 2010, the victim’s parents had lodged a complaint against Salahuddin Ayub with the Central Crime Station (CCS) alleging that the then director of the school assaulted the victim sexually.
Based on the complaint, on July 23, 2010, the CCS sleuths arrested Salahuddin Ayub, then director of Parkwood International School, located at Manneguda, on the charge of sexually assaulting a student of the school.
A rape case was registered against him after parents of the Class XI student, native of Mumbai, approached the police. The director lived in a penthouse on the premises of the residential school at Manneguda in Vikarabad in the neighbouring Ranga Reddy district.
The accused called the girl, who was a minor, to his penthouse on March 10, 2010 and sexually assaulted her after offering a cool drink laced with some drug. He raped her again at the same place a few days later and threatened to kill her and even harm her younger sister studying in the same school.
The accused took photographs and threatened to make them public if she complained to anyone.
A case under Sections 376 (rape), 201 (screening evidence) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of Indian Penal Code was registered against him on June 20, 2010 and he was arrested two days later. He was released on bail, but the Supreme Court cancelled the bail and sent him to judicial custody.