Expressing concerns over the recent incident of a child being tortured at Chattogram's Hathazari Madrasa, the High Court has asked authorities of all educational institutions, including madrasas, to abide by the constitution and existing laws of the country.
At the same time, the court has asked authorities concerned to make sure that the victim's education is not hampered. The court has also asked authorities to take measures to ensure security to the victim and his family.
A virtual bench of Justice FRM Nazmul and Justice Shahed Nuruddin of the HC came up with the order on Sunday. Later, Deputy Attorney General Abdullah-Al-Mahmud Bashar informed the media on the court orders.
Earlier in the morning, the deputy commissioner and superintendent of police of Chattogram city submitted an investigation report to the HC on the beating of an eight-year-old student by a teacher at Markazul Islamic Academy in Chattogram's Hathazari.
The report states a court has sent the accused teacher Mawlana Yahya to jail over the beating after cases were filed against him under the Women and Children repression prevention Act. He has also been sacked permanently.
According to the report, the deputy commissioner and law enforcement forces have warned the madrasa authorities not to repeat such incidents in future. Also, the abused child has been treated and police officers have been deployed to ensure his safety.
Previously on Thursday, the HC asked the government and the police to submit reports to it on Sunday about actions taken against Yahya for mercilessly beating one of his students. The same bench of Justice FRM Nazmul and Justice Shahed Nuruddin passed the suo motu ruling.