Two boys in chains escape from school
KARACHI, January 27 2006: Police are searching for the principal of a religious school who kept young boys chained up and beat them daily to force them to study. Police raided the madressah in Karachi after 8-year-old Mohammad Ammar and 10-year-old Ahsan Muavia jumped from the roof to escape, still wearing their chains.
“One of the boys was bleeding profusely and there were visible marks of beating on their bodies,” investigating police officer, Jahan Khan Niazi, told Reuters on Thursday.
He said police raided the madressah seeking to detain the principal on charges of keeping the boys in “illegal detention”.
“They beat us every day, kept us in chains and gave very little food to eat. We want to go home,” Ammar, the younger boy, told a court hearing after which the boys were handed over to their families.