CHITRAL: The head of a private school in Drosh town involved in subjecting students to physical torture was sent to jail on judicial remand here on Wednesday.

The local police had sought the physical remand of the principal Inamul Kabir after charging him under sections 33, 34 and 38 of Children Protection Act. He was arrested on Tuesday on the orders of deputy commissioner Osama Ahmed Warraich when the video of torture was presented to him.

Talking to Dawn, district education officer (male) Hanifullah said Learner Public School Drosh was sealed after the principal tortured the students, boys and girls, for coming late to school on Tuesday last.

He said the director of education, Mohammad Rafique Khattak, had constituted an inquiry committee to probe the matter.

Mr Hanifullah said the suspension of registration of the school had been recommended to the higher authorities while a fine of Rs100,000 would be imposed on the institution if the charge of torture was proved.

Published in Dawn, August 4th, 2016

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