LAHORE: A ninth class student died after being beaten at a private school in Gulshan Ravi on Thursday.
The victim’s family Bilal alleged that the boy was severely tortured at school, where he was unconscious. Ironically, the school administration did not transfer the child to the hospital. The police changed the body to the morgue.
Meanwhile, the Punjab School Education Minister, Dr. Murad Raas, expressed deep regret over the tragic death incident of a private school student and assured the bereaved family that justice would be done.
In a publication on social networks, the minister reiterated the department’s zero tolerance for corporal punishment of any kind in schools. The district’s executive education authority (DEA), Lahore Pervaiz Akhtar, said a FIR had been registered against the teacher and also against the school administration.