FAISALABAD: Muhammad Omer, a sixth grade student in the Yasinabad district of Faisalabad, set himself on fire after being expelled from school, Express News reported on Friday.
According to the head of the burns ward Dr Nagrah, the child suffered severe burns on 90% of his body.
Muhammad Omar’s teacher, Masood Siddiqui, at MC High school, had called his father to meet him and discuss holidays the student had been taking. Omar’s father declined and did not go, subsequent to which the child was expelled.
On hearing this news, Muhammad Omar doused himself in oil in front of the school, and set himself on fire. He was taken to Allied Hospital in highly critical condition.
Education Executive District Officer (EDO) Sohaib Imran, immediately suspended the teacher, Masood Siddiqui and the Head Master, Ghulam Fareed.
Taking notice of the incident, Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has demanded that a report be presented within two hours.
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