Friday, May 30, 2008

A student of an Islamic seminary in Pakistan's Punjab province has died after he was punished by his teacher

Atif, seven, was hung upside down from a ceiling fan by Maulvi Ziauddin for not memorizing his Koran lessons, his fellow students told the police. Atif's condition deteriorated quickly and he died in the teacher's room. Maulvi Ziauddin has been arrested. Human rights organizations say Pakistani children are often exposed to abuse.

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