MEDAK: Police on Saturday booked the authorities of a madrassa for allegedly beating up a 12-year-old boy and holding him captive for not showing interest in studying Arabic in Andhra Pradesh's Medak district.
Police said the boy had joined Minhajul Uloom Madrassa two years ago. In his complaint, the boy, Mohammad, stated that he was chained and tortured by his teacher Kaleem Ahmed and headmaster Maulana Farhat since the past two weeks. Police said the boy had boils on his feet as he was shackled.
"He was beaten up when he tried to escape from the school twice in the past as he was not interested in studying Arabic," said a relative, adding that on Saturday, Mohammed succeeded in jumping across the compound wall while on his way to the bathroom. "He crossed over into the premises of a judge where he narrated the ordeal," said the relative.
The madrassa management has been booked under section 342 (wrongful restraint) and section 23 of the Juvenile Justice Act. "Don't those teachers have children? We sent our child to be educated, not to be chained and tortured," said the boy's grandfather.