A teenager in Lahore has died after he was allegedly severely beaten by his school teacher.
Quoting the boy’s classmates, the police said that the teacher did this all because “he had failed to learn his lesson”.
The teacher has been arrested by the police and an FIR has been lodged against him and school. Meanwhile, the boy’s body has been shifted to the mortuary for a post-mortem examination.
As per reports, the boy was taken to the hospital from the school but could not be revived.
The FIR lodged by the victim’s father read “The school principal and administration had been mentally torturing my son for the past few days over non-payment of school fees.”
The deceased’s cousin took to social media to share the harrowing incident.
According to the report, “The teacher punched him repeatedly, grabbed his hair and hit his head against the wall, all the while yelling at him.” As a result, the boy collapsed in the classroom and died.
Punjab’s Education Minister Dr Murad Raas has taken notice of the incident and has offered his “complete support” to the family.
Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar also expressed his condolences to the family on their loss and said that he will personally monitor the case and ensure the teacher and school are dealt with as per the law.