LAHORE: A schoolteacher was booked for torturing a class IX student two days ago in a private school in Manawan.
Child Protection and Welfare Bureau (CPWB) chairperson Sarah Ahmed took notice of the incident. She directed the police to take action against the teacher and provided medical and legal facilities to the student.
“A student Saad Riaz has been beaten badly by his teacher in Harbanspura Lahore today. Just spoke 2 the victim’s brother who narrated the incident. Spoke to the school principal too, denying this. Application submitted to police. Asking them to register FIR,” (sic) she tweeted.
She further said, “After contacting the student & school, our rescue team helped the student’s family in filing FIR against the teacher of a school in Lahore who allegedly beat Saad Riaz, student of Class 9,” she further said.
The complainant, Shahbaz, said his younger brother Saad Riaz, a grade 9 student, went to his school on Friday where his teacher, Kashif, tortured him severely. He demanded action against the teacher.
The victim, in his video message recorded before the CWPB, says he was talking to his classmate when his teacher, Kashif, held him from his neck. He said the teacher slapped him in his face, held him from hair and banged his head against the wall. He suffered injuries in his eyes and neck.
The police have registered the case against the teacher on the complaint of Shahbaz. The police said they were conducting raids to arrest the teacher.
Published in Dawn, April 8th, 2019