A school principal has been arrested in Pakistan over charges of rape and blackmailing after 45 victims allegedly fell in his trap.
The reports said the principal of a private school in Karachi's Gulshan-e-Hadeed was arrest for the alleged crime.
The report said over 45 women have fallen victim to sexual abuse by the principal, Irfan Ghafoor Memon, who used CCTV footage to blackmail them.
As per reports, the scandal came to light after a video of Memon and a female teacher went viral.
“The police also recovered around 25 short video clips from Irfan's phone. The police confiscated the digital video recorder (DVR) of the CCTV cameras as well as Memon's mobile phone for investigation,” Geo Tv reported.
The report said soon after, the principal's office was sealed and he was sent to a seven-day physical remand.
As per the police, Memon claimed that he rented the school for PKR 100,000 per month, adding that there were around 10 female teachers, five male teachers and 250 students in the school, the report said.
A first information report (FIR) has been filed against Memon on grounds of sexual harassment, threatening and blackmailing, it said.
The report said that Memon would sexually abuse female teachers on the pretext of providing a job.
"The accused used to blackmail the women by filming videos," the report said.
“On orders of the Sindh Education Minister Rana Hussain, the Directorate of Inspection and Registration of Private Institutions Sindh constituted a committee to investigate the matter. The committee comprises Deputy Director Qurban Ali Bhutto and assistant directors Javed Akhtar and Mumtaz Hussain Qambrani.
The IO also said that more suspects have come to light who might have DVR and several videos of the victims and assured that at least two suspects would be arrested soon,” it added.