A teenager studying at a private school in the Gulshan-i-Ravi area of Lahore died Thursday after his teacher allegedly beat him hard, according to his classmates and the police.
According to police, Hafiz Hunain Bilal, a student in class 10, was "tortured" by his teacher.
Citing the boy's classmates, police said the teacher had allegedly done so because "he had not memorized his lesson."
The teacher was arrested by the police and the boy's body was taken to the morgue for a post mortem examination.
"Investigations are underway and the facts will only arise after the results of the post mortem exam," said Iqbal Town SP, Mohammad Ajmal.
According to the police spokesman, "the boy was taken to hospital from school, but could not be revived."
The police have registered a case on behalf of the child's father under Sections 302 (punishment of qatl-i-amd) and 34 (acts carried out by several people in compliance with a common intention) of the Penal Code of Pakistan.
According to the first information report (FIR), Hunain was a student at the American Lycetuff school.
"The principal and the school administration had been mentally torturing my son for the past few days for failure to pay the school fees that were deposited today," says the FIR citing the father.
According to the father, he received a phone call from the principal at 1 p.m. Thursday, who informed him of his son's death. The director said he was taking the boy to Gosha-e-Shifa Hospital.
The FIR continues to state that Hunain's classmates told the father that the teacher hit him for not memorizing his lesson.
"The teacher repeatedly hit him, grabbed his hair and banged his head against the wall, all the time yelling at him," according to the FIR. As a result, the boy collapsed in the classroom and died, the report added.
One of the classmates, while talking with journalists, said the teacher's conference began at approximately 11:50 a.m. and asked each student to recite the lesson he had asked them to memorize. "He heard some students repeat the lesson […] He has also defeated students in the past. Who does not have the lesson well memorized is subjected to a beating, especially in the head, "said the classmate.
"He was previously fired from school, but returned six months later," he added.
He said the professor had been harassing Hunain to repeat the lesson in class since the last two days, but somehow Hunain could never memorize it completely. Nor had he brought his book to class, the classmate said.
"He hit his head, side, stomach and continued to hit him," the boy told reporters. "When Hunain said he couldn't breathe, the teacher hit him against the wall and said: & # 39; Are we being dramatic? & # 39;"
"Just then he collapsed on the floor. The principal came running to ask what was going on and it seemed that Hunain had lost consciousness," the classmate continued while narrating the incident.
"He had torn pants. He was in very bad shape," said the boy.
Hunain's uncle, Faisal, citing the classmates of the deceased boy, said he had been semi-unconscious on the classroom floor for about ten minutes. "When his head slammed into the wall, he let out a scream."
Faisal demanded justice for the family. "Schools are not allowed corporal punishment. This is a private school. We pay a fee of Rs6,000-7,000 every month. Do we give it to kill our children like that?" I ask.
The school has not yet issued a statement about the student's death.