A teenage boy who sneaked out of the grounds of his boarding school in India so he could meet up with this parents was so badly beaten as a punishment that he died, his family had claimed.
Police in the district of Murshidabad in West Bengal state confirmed they were investigating the claims made by the parents of 13-year-old Shamim Mullick and had arrested the school’s owner and headteacher.
According to the boy’s mother Bibi and father Julhas, they had dropped him off at the Al Islamia Mission School in the village of Majlishur.
Three days later the parents returned to the village to visit the boy to drop off some stationary they had bought for him.
He sneaked out of the school grounds to meet up with his mother and father just 100 metres from the facility, but when he returned, he was badly beaten as a punishment for not asking for permission to leave.
Police confirmed that instead of being taken to a nearby hospital for his injuries, Shamim was instead taken to a nursing home, which is also owned by the same people who run the school.
It was only when his condition worsened he was actually taken to a hospital in the city of Murshidabad, where doctors told police he was dead on arrival.
His devastated parents said they only got a call at midnight from the hospital to say that their son had died, but they had not been warned by the school he had been injured.
Shamim’s father Julhas said:
‘He was our only son. We work hard so that we can send him to school because we wanted him to get a better education.’
While his mother Bibi added they wanted punishment for the teachers responsible saying: ‘I want to see them hang.’
Daily Mail UK