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PESHAWAR: A private school teacher meted out a harsh physical punishment on minor students for coming to school late in the Drosh area of Chitral district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The teacher, identified as Inamul Kabir, was soon arrested after the video was picked up by the mainstream media.

A case under the Child Protection Act has been registered against the teacher. The provincial education minister has also taken notice of the incident.

A video of the chilling incident went viral on social media, as what appears to be a secret mobile phone camera films the teacher indiscriminately beating a group of students in the school ground with a wooden stick.

In the 1 minute 36 seconds clip recorded through mobile, the school teacher was torturing students aged between eight to 10 years.

In the video, the students continue to cry and attempt to run away but the teacher does not stop the beatings.

In May 2013, a teacher of City District Government School Fateh Garh was arrested for torturing a Grade III student.

The National Assembly in 2013 unanimously adopted a bill providing up to one-year imprisonment and up to Rs 50,000 penalty for the person found guilty of inflicting corporal punishment on children.

The bill was aimed at protecting dignity of the children as human rights.