PAKISTAN--A 15-year-old was taken to a hospital on Wednesday after he was allegedly beaten by a teacher at a seminary.
Police said Abu Bakar, a student at Jamia Rehmania, was a Hafiz-i-Quran and was now revising it at the madrassa. They said on Wednesday Vice Principal Qari Kaleemullah hit Abu Bakar on the legs with a wooden stick for making some mistakes while reciting some verses. They said the boy fainted from the beating.
Some students at the seminary informed Abu Bakar’s father, Manzoor, who took him to the trauma centre at the district headquarters hospital, from where the boy was referred to Nishtar Hospital in Multan owing to critical condition.
Manzoor told The Express Tribune that Abu Bakar was lying unconscious when he arrived at the school.
Dr Hamid Hayat, the deputy medical superintendent at the DHQ hospital said the boy had suffered several fractures in both legs.
He said it was likely that his backbone had been affected. (Continue reading.)
Friday, August 3, 2012
Qur'an Student Beaten Unconscious for Making Mistakes While Reciting
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