School Principle in Peshawar, Pakistan sentenced 105 years of imprisonment for sexually assaulting his students

School is considered a second home for children. The parents send their children to school while having full trust on the authorities that their children will be provided with education in a healthy and safe environment. However, this particular school in Peshawar, Pakistan has shackled the trust of many parents.

The principal of a private educational institute named Hayatabad Children’s Academy was found guilty of sexually abusing his students. The principal named Attaullah Marwat, who owned the school, would sexually assault his students in the school premises. He is also found guilty to have been using the very institute to exploit and rape other women.

He was arrested on July 14, 2017 when one of his own students lodged a complaint against him. The boy went to the Hayatabad police station and filed a complaint against the principal. In the complaint the boy charged the principal for sexually exploiting the minor girls and boys.

The police spur into action and started investigation. The police found that Marwat was habitual of sexually exploiting the girls and boys. He used his school for fulfilling his sexual drive in the most unethical manner. He used three of the rooms of his school for the very purpose. In those rooms he had installed cameras so that he could later blackmail his victims.

He confessed his crime against the magistrate and shamelessly claimed that he would film his sexual activities as he loved it. He however initially insisted that he used school for adultery purposes and did not use his students. Yet later evidences against him were found. Almost 26 of his own students raised their voices while many did not.

The police disclosed that there were 25 such videos found on his personal computer and USB’s where it is clearly seen that Marwat is forcefully fulfilling his sexual drive with multiple females of various ages. Most of these females were less than 18 years of age.

The police was also able to recover two mobile phones of Marwat, which Marwat tried to hide from the police. The mobile phones were equipped with multiple videos of sexually assaulting the boys (all of them being his students).

The Sessions Judge Younis Khan, charged Marwat with 105 years of imprisonment and fined him with Rs1.4 million. The conviction was according to the following sections of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC):

  • 354-A (stripping a woman of her clothes)
  • 365-B (kidnapping or inducing a woman to compel her into marriage)
  • 377 (unnatural offence/sodomy) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).
  • Sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty)
  • 376 (punishment for rape)

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