The Rawalpindi police were moved by a viral video on social media in which a cleric was seen unleashing violence on a student who was hanging upside down.
Following the video going viral police has taken notice of the incident and has begun an investigation. The officials told the publication that currently a toatal of three children were living in the seminary that has only one room and three halls.
Soon after the social media buffs highlighted the issue, City Police Officer Capt (r) Rana Muhammad Afzal directed the policemen to trace the seminary and the suspect, following which Noor Muhammad was arrested.
The seminary was identified as Taleem ul Quran Islam Academy Dhok Kashmirian which falls within the jurisdiction of Sadiqabad police station.
Meanwhile, the seminary administration said that the brutal incident happened last year adding that “a settlement was reached between the management and the aggrieved party”.
In May, the Senate Special Committee on the issue of increasing child abuse cases in Pakistan informed the upper house that Punjab was the province with the most number of incidents of child abuse.
Divisional SPs were earlier directed to trace the individuals responsible for the incident; the cleric is being booked for the offence.