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Blind student tortured to death

VEHARI, May 29: A Madressah teacher has been accused of torturing a blind student to death for not learning his lessons.

According to police, Qari Ziauddin of the Qari Latif Madressah in Union Council-1, severely beat up the seven-year-old Atif and then tied up his feet with a ceiling fan hook. Hanged upside down, the boy died after some time and his family found marks of severe beating on his body.

Qari Ziauddin escaped but he was arrested from Luddan.

DSP Akram Niazi said that the initial post-mortem report confirmed that the death was caused by severe torture.

Atif’s mother and grandmother quoted fellow students as saying that the teacher had locked the boy in a room.
Source: Dawn
Date:5/30/2008