A cadet school principal in Rajanpur beat up a third grader for drinking water without his permission on Monday.
According to eyewitnesses, Principal Khaleel Gill of a private cadet school tortured a student third grade student Husnain after he went out of his class to get a drink of water. Gill found the boy outside of class near a water pipe and brought him back to class where he was flogged with a stick. “He said that Husnain was bunking class when we all knew he had gone for a drink of water,” said a student Qasim.Husnain’s arm was fractured and other students began weeping and raising a commotion when they witnessed the beating.
Principal Gill stripped Husnain in front of the entire class and continued to beat him.
When the boy fainted, the principal fled the scene before parents arrived to pick their children up from school.
Husnain was taken to the DHQ hospital where his parents and other residents demanded the arrest of the principal.
Police initially refused to file the case but finally registered an FIR after locals protested outside the police station.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 14th, 2011.