The video of the child being beaten for running after his mother went viral
A video of a madrasa teacher in Hathazari of Chittagong went viral on Tuesday as he was seen beating a minor boy.
The incident sparked widespread outrage on social media.
In the video, the teacher is seen repeatedly hitting the boy, throwing him around the room as he screams and cries for help.
According to sources, the child was mercilessly beaten for running after his mother outside of the madrasa premises.
When contacted, Hathazari Model police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Harun-ur-Rashid, said: “We have seen the video. The teacher's name is Yahiya. We along the UNO went to the spot at midnight yesterday.
“We had detained the teacher from there. Later the child's family came to the police station and the boy’s father Joynal did not want to press any charges against the madrasa teacher.
“The boy’s family cried and begged us to release the teacher. Even the mobile court could not give him any punishment. The madrasa teacher signed an undertaking before release,” the OC added.