Corporal punishment: Child suffers broken arm in school beating

The guardian of the boy alleges that Raza’s teacher Qari Ataullah has beaten him for not learning his lesson.


Our Correspondent August 04, 2013
Some of Raza’s class fellows told his uncle that the teacher had twisted his arm and beat him with a stick. PHOTO: FILE

GUJRANWALA:


A seven-year-old child’s arm was broken allegedly in beating by his seminary teacher on Sunday, Satellite Town police said.


He was taken to Civil Hospital, where doctors treating him said he was now out of danger.

A case has been registered against the teacher, but he had yet not been arrested. Rana Nadeem, an uncle and guardian of the boy, Ahmed Raza, alleged that Raza’s teacher Qari Ataullah had beaten him for not learning his lesson.

He said some of Raza’s class fellows told him that the teacher had twisted his arm and beat him with a stick. Nadeem said Raza had returned him crying in pain. He was taken to the hospital, where doctors said that his arm was broken.

He said he later went to the seminary to talk to the teacher, who, he said, started abusing him. He them went to the police station to report the incident, he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 5th, 2013.

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