New Delhi: A 10-year-old boy was made to do 170 push ups by a maulvi in a local ‘madarsa' in city of Bareilly because the child was unable to recite a chapter of ‘Quran', the holy book of muslims.
The maulvi was not satisfied just with that. According to a Times of India report, he also thrashed the boy with a stick and sat on his chest, angrily pulling his hair.
The boy fainted and was rushed to the hospital in a critical condition.
The incident, which happened a few days ago, incensed people in the Pilibhit Bypass Road area, where the madarsa is located. Locals, along with parents of the boy, reached the Bradari police station where an FIR was lodged against the erring maulvi and madarsa in-charge.
Sources say Maulvi immediately fled from the spot and police have launched a search operation.
Meanwhile, the boy is recuperating at a private hospital where doctors said he had suffered serious injuries in his ribs and backbone. As quoted by TOI, the father of the child wants strictest punishment should be given to the teacher so that such incidents are not repeated.
Mohd Qasim, inspector, Baradari police station, added, "We have lodged a case against the teacher and two other madarsa staff under Section 325 of Indian Penal Code and investigations are on. The guilty would soon be apprehended.”