School principal held after video goes viral

Published: August 4, 2016
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The committee members will prepare a report in one week and further action will be taken. The police official, meanwhile, claimed the school principal confessed to assaulting the students. PHOTO: EXPRESS

The committee members will prepare a report in one week and further action will be taken. The police official, meanwhile, claimed the school principal confessed to assaulting the students. PHOTO: EXPRESS

CHITRAL: The principal involved in brutally thrashing boy and girl students at a school in Chitral was arrested on Wednesday. Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Muhammad Atif Khan said the principal would be punished in an exemplary fashion.

A police official told The Express Tribune a video showing the beating went viral on social media and police took action accordingly. Inamul Kareem was arrested and a case was registered against him under Sections 33, 34 and 37, in accordance with the K-P Child Protection Welfare Act 2010. The school was also sealed by the Elementary and Secondary Education department.

Video of Chitral schoolteacher beating minor students emerges online

The 92-second video showed that Kareem was beating a group schoolgirls and boys who were running and crying for help in a compound. The video went viral on social media and the department took action, ordering the police to arrest the man. He was suspended from his post and taken into custody.

A two-member enquiry committee was formed by the elementary and secondary education director. It is headed by Chitral District Education Officer Hanifullah and Chitral GCMHS principal Kamaluddin.

The committee members will prepare a report in one week and further action will be taken. The police official, meanwhile, claimed the school principal confessed to assaulting the students.

Chitral teacher suspended for beating students

On Wednesday morning, Inamul Kareem was presented before the court of civil judge Darosh where the police requested his physical remand. However, the court did not approve the demand and he was taken to the judicial prison.

Muhammad Atif said the principal was either not human or had a mental disorder.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 4th, 2016.

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  • Amer
    Aug 4, 2016 - 8:40AM

    Who made this butcher a principal ? He has no right to even touch a student, let alone beat them like this. I went to a Pakistani school in Saudia and have similar memories of some teachers beating students with sticks, they were really pathetic and I can say very bluntly that I achieved everything in life without any help from them. Recommend

  • Raghu
    Aug 4, 2016 - 10:42AM

    @Amer:
    Dont over react. Teachers are our mentors. They should not viciously beat the child. But pulling an ear does not come into beating instead correction which is required for this horrific generation of kids who play smart and abuse the teacher instead. Go look at the western schools. The teachers does not care much about the naughty student and kick them out of the class or expel them. Recommend

  • illpopo
    Aug 4, 2016 - 2:41PM

    The kids seem to be late comers, guardians and transporters are the major reasons for their late arrival in more than 90% of the cases. There may not be a single school specifically in rural areas of Pakistan where kids are not being beaten brutally either due to late coming or some issues related to studies.

    There are many other scientific and modern ways to discipline the kids which unfortunately are not being followed.

    In order to counter this sort of outrageous psychopath, strict real-time monitoring system should be in placed in all schools with the campaign to encourage the parents and students to report any sort of abuse. Exemplary punishments should be given by education departments with help of law enforcing agencies.

    This savage has not even spared the minor girls during the brutal show; even sticks got torn apart due to intensity of force being applied!!Recommend

  • Hameed
    Aug 4, 2016 - 3:33PM

    When 300 million is given to Haqania then this mentality will prevail.

    May be PTI can give 3 million to this guy too on the same grounds.Recommend

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