HUBBALLI: In a barbaric incident, a teacher has mercilessly beaten up an eight-year-old student in Gurunath Nagar in the limits of Old-Hubballi police station.
The teacher has been identified as Saleem Madrasi.
Madrasi reportedly got angry when student Rihan Shaikh of Anand Nagar misread a hadees (religious scripture). Subsequently, he mercilessly thrashed him with a stick.
The incident has been filmed, and the cruelty of the teacher is brought to the fore. A video of this has gone viral on social media, and members of the community are demanding stringent action against the accused.
According to locals, this is not the first time Saleem Madrasi has thrashed a student this way. He has beaten his students earlier also.
However, the Old-Hubballi police have taken the accused into their custody and interrogation is on.