Madrasa teacher held for torturing 7-yr-old student

Staff Correspondent

11 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

CHATTOGRAM: Police arrested a madrasa teacher at Hathazari upazila in the district on Wednesday after a shocking video showing a seven-year-old boy being roughed up by the teacher went viral.

The arrestee named as Hafez Yahia is a teacher of Hefz department of Markajul Quran Islami Academy in the upazila.

Sources said parents of the student, Md Yasin Farhad, went to visit him at the madrasa on Tuesday afternoon.

As the parents were returning home, the seven-year-old wished to go with them and went out of the madrasa, which infuriated Yahia.

Later, the teacher grabbed the little boy by the neck, took him inside the

madrasa and beat him up ferociously.

On receiving information, Upazila Nirbahi Officer Ruhul Amin visited the madrasa and rescued the child at night.

Victim’s father Mohammad Joynal lodged a case against the teacher on Wednesday.

Later, police arrested him in Kamal Para area under the upazila, said Inspector (Operations) of Hathazari Police Station AIM Towhidul Karim.