PESHAWAR: A local court in Chitral on Tuesday sent the principal of a private school to jail on judicial remand for assaulting minor students.
Drosh police registered a first information report under the Child Protection Act against the principal of The Learners Public School, Drosh.
The teacher, identified as Inamul Kabir, was soon arrested after a video of him assaulting students was picked up by the mainstream media.
Police presented the teacher to the court of a judicial magistrate, after which Kabir was sent to jail on judicial remand for a week.
An eye-witness present at the court said the teacher “seemed nervous” while a police official told DawnNews Kabir regretted his actions.
A video of the chilling incident went viral on social media, as what appears to be a secret mobile phone camera films the teacher indiscriminately beating a group of students in the school ground with a wooden stick.
In the 1 minute 36 seconds clip recorded through mobile, the teacher was torturing students aged between eight to 10 years.
In the video, the students continue to cry and attempt to run away but the teacher does not stop the beatings.
The National Assembly in 2013 unanimously adopted a bill providing up to one-year imprisonment and up to Rs 50,000 penalty for the person found guilty of inflicting corporal punishment on children.
The bill was aimed at protecting dignity of the children as human rights. -DN