A 12-year-old boy in Khanewal district's Jahanian tehsil was allegedly beaten with a metal rod by a madressah teacher, DawnNews reported on Tuesday.

The 12-year-old boy's parents have alleged that their son, who attends the Madressah Jamia Hanfia Talim-i-Quran in the adjacent town of Chauk Mitala, was punished by his teacher "for making mischief."

According to the parents, the teacher stripped the boy of his pants and hit him repeatedly with a metal rod until the boy fell unconscious.

The teacher then allegedly fled the scene.

The boy's parents have demanded action against the teacher. No first information report has been registered in the case as yet.

Subsequently, Khanewal District Police Officer Zahid Nawaz Marwat took notice of the incident and sought medical report of the child. He also ordered the relevant SSP to conduct an inquiry into the incident in next two days and furnish a report before him.

The DPO said a case would be filed after the inquiry. He added that the child will be provided justice and legal action will be taken against those involved in the torture.

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