A hafezi Madrassa in Jhalakati Police have arrested the teacher accused of beating and detaining eight child students in a closed room for mischief in the Madrassa Classroom.
The incident took place on Saturday afternoon at K Khan Hafezi Madrassa in Ponabalia village of Sadar Upazila. Hafez Maulana Mohammad Ullah, a disobedious inventor and accused teacher of the area, was arrested and handed over to the police.
Police rescued four beggars from the Madrassa at that time. On Sunday morning, the victim of the incident, child student Md. Amirul Islam’s father Shamim Khalifa badi accused teacher Mohammad Ullah and lodged a case under the Children’s Act at Jhalakati Police Station.
Police said Mohammad Ullah, the only teacher of the madrassa, had been continuing his studies by continuing the K Khan Hafezi Madrasa in violation of Government instructions during the coronation.
He fell asleep at the madrassa on Saturday afternoon. The students were playing sports at that time. The teacher woke up to the sound of their words. Enraged, teacher Mohammad Ullah locked the door of the room and thrashed eight students.
As the students cried, the teacher locked all the students in the room and locked them from outside. He also threatened all students for not telling anyone about the beating.
Later, Md. Siam (9), a student, tactfully fled to Ponabalia Market and reported the matter to the people. His Madrassa was cordoned off and teacher Mohammad Ullah was arrested and handed over to the Police.
Jhalakati police station acting officer (OC) Md. Khalilur Rahman said a parent of torture has filed a case under the Children’s Act for allegedly abusing child students. The accused has been sent to court. Ataur Rahman Jhalakati Correspondent 08 August 2021