Andhra Pradesh

Chained boy flees madrasa, lands in judge’s house

In an inhuman incident that has come to light, a boy was kept chained in a madrasa in Medak town for 15 days and was forced to learn Arabic.

However, he escaped with the locked chains on and knocked on the doors of a judge in the early hours of Saturday .

The escape

According to Circle Inspector L. Vijaya Kumar, the management of Hazi-Uloom school chained Mahaboob (12) of Sangareddy, alleging that he had often tried to run away.

On Saturday, the boy managed to climb a wall of the school and jump into a neighbouring compound, which incidentally houses the quarters of senior civil judge Chandrasekhara Prasad.

Shocked on seeing the boy, the judge summoned the police, revenue and medical staff. The chain was removed immediately.

Case registered

“Are we in democracy? How inhuman it is to force a young boy to get educated by chaining him?” asked Mr. Prasad.

On his direction, the police registered a case against madrasa organisers Khalil Ahammad and Moulana Barkat. The police said both of them would be arrested.

But the organisers claimed that they had chained Mahaboob only on the instructions of his parents as he was running away frequently.

Admission to another school

Sub-Collector Bharathi Hullikeri rushed to the spot and interacted with the boy.

She has directed officials to admit the boy to the Urdu Residential School, Zaheerabad.

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Printable version | Jun 22, 2021 11:52:21 PM |

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