A nine-year-old student was beaten to death by his teacher in Kuwait on February 12, according to Gulf News.
The Kuwaiti Minister of Education and Higher Education has announced that authorities have commissioned an enquiry into the death.
The ministry expressed its deepest sympathy and condolences over the death of Eissa Thamer Al Baloushi, a former elementary student at Omar Ibn Al Aas school.
On its official twitter account, the Ministry of Education, said: “Representatives from [government departments] will investigate the circumstances that led to the death of the student, and has stopped the teacher from working until the investigation is completed. The ministry asserts that it will not hesitate to take all necessary measures to maintain the security and safety of our students.”
Minister Hamid al Azmi said that three independent authorities will lead the probe, which will include the Ministry of Health and the Fatwa and Legislation Department.
In a parliamentary session, al Azmi said that the young boy was beaten on his chest by his Arab teacher.
The child was hit repeatedly, and was not allowed to leave the classroom to call his parents.
After profusely sobbing for several hours, the victim’s mother took him to hospital, where he died later that day.
Al Azmi confirmed that the ministry will take all the legal procedures necessary and will strictly implement the law against those responsible for the student’s death.