Some seminaries in Pakistan have been identified to push kids in the direction of extremism and terrorism.
Karachi: A Pakistani cleric was arrested at this time for allegedly beating an eight-year-old scholar to loss of life at a spiritual seminary in Karachi, police mentioned.
Muhammad Hussain, who was caught by the cleric whereas making an attempt to run away, had been given corporal punishments up to now as nicely after he managed to flee the seminary in Bin Qasim City, a senior police officer mentioned.
“His dad and mom introduced him again to the seminary and Qari Najmuddin took out his anger on the boy,” the officer mentioned.
“He was crushed with a blunt object and stick and there have been seen marks of torture on his physique,” he mentioned.
The dad and mom have refused to permit a put up mortem examination of the physique.
The police mentioned that they might register a case in opposition to Najmuddin.
Spiritual seminaries have mushroomed throughout Pakistan and plenty of dad and mom, who’re poor and might’t afford to coach their kids in colleges, decide to ship them to those seminaries run by Islamic teams.
Within the latest previous, some seminaries have been closed as a result of their suspected involvement in brainwashing younger kids and pushing them in the direction of extremism and terrorism.
In a single incident, a TV channel had uncovered a seminary in Sohrab Goth during which a number of the college students had been discovered chained in a room as punishments.