BARAMULLA: Police have arrested a molvi (Islamic teacher) from a local darsgah (seminary) in Baramulla after a video surfaced on social media showing thrashing of a minor boy.
Police said they have arrested Molvi Mushtaq Ahmed Dar from Old Town area of Baramulla, after a video clip circulated on social media sites wherein an eight-year-old boy is being seen hung upside down and physically assaulted by him.
Taking strong note, police registered a case under FIR number 86/2018 under sections 342,323 RPC and 24 juvenile justice act 2013.
Mushtaq is a resident of Tangmarg and was putting up at Iqbal Colony Baramulla.
Further investigation into the matter is going on, police in a statement said.
Some weeks back a teacher of a government run school in Uri was suspended after she thrashed a student damaging his eye.
However, according to reports, no further investigation has been done in the matter.