It is in children’s nature to be naughty and parents often scold them or punish them mildly in case their mischief goes beyond limits. However, in a shocking incident, a 10-year-old boy was bound to a 20-kg weight by his father for being naughty at a madarasa in Malavalli.

Tauhit, a student of Arabic College (Madarasa) in Eidgah Mohalla of Siddarthanagar in the town, is the victim of such a heart-rending punishment.

It is said that Tauhit’s father Mohammed Jabir bound his legs to the weight to “discipline” Tauhit who often used to run away from classes.

A localite, who witnessed this, reported the matter to Tahasildar M.R. Rajesh on Monday. Rajesh immediately informed the Police and Women and Child Development Officer Arundhati who in turn complained to Dr. Diwakar of District Child Rights Protection Unit.

Dr. Diwakar and Child Welfare Committee President Ven-katesh raided Tauhit’s house on Pete Beedhi on Tuesday only to find Tauhit bound to the cast-iron weight. They rescued the boy with the help of the Police and handed him over to his mother.

While according to Tauhit, he was bound to the weight for six days, his family members said Jabir bound him three days ago.

Case booked

The Child Welfare Committee has registered a complaint against the parents and the madrasa and has sought explanation from them. A case has also been booked at the Rural Police Station in this regard.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore