Ghizer girl dies of alleged torture by teacher -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Ghizer girl dies of alleged torture by teacher

Pakistan Press Foundation

GILGIT: An 11-year-old girl student died here on Monday allegedly due to violence by a female teacher in a government school in Ghizer district, police said.

Ghizer police arrested the teacher and started investigation into the case.

SP Ghizer Faisal Zahoor told mediapersons that the parents of the victim, a student of girls middle school Sherqila in Ghizer district, submitted an application with the women police station Ghahkuch, stating that their child died in hospital of violence by a teacher.

The complainants alleged that the girl was beaten by her teacher with an iron rod during the class, saying the girl’s legs were badly hit, which caused infection in leg bones.

“When the girl was admitted to a private hospital in the area, doctors suggested her to be shifted to Combined Military Hospital in Gilgit for treatment,” said the parents, adding the girl died in the CMH on Monday morning.

SP Zahoor said after postmortem the body was handed over to relatives. He said it was yet to be investigated either the girl died of the alleged torture or any another cause.

A case was registered in the women police station Ghahkuch, the district headquarters of Ghizer.

The police officer said when Ghizer police personnel reached Sherqila to arrest the teacher on Monday, some people from the area attacked the cops with stones.

Police also registered FIR against people who attacked the personnel.

The accused teacher and victim girl belong to Sherqila area.

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