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Teacher forces 10-year-old boy to do 170 pushups after being unable to recite the Quran

By Mason White 5:56 PM March 24, 2015
Child studying the Quran illustration 

By: Tanya Malhotra
A young boy was rushed to a hospital after his teacher forced him to do 170 pushups because he was unable to recite a chapter of the Quran, police in India said.

The teacher of Bareilly, also hit the 10-year-old boy with a stick and sat on his chest until he fainted.

The child is said to be in critical condition. The incident unfolded at a Madrasa, which is located on Pilibhit Bypass Road.

The child’s parents pressed charges of assault against the teacher and two other school employees. The teacher and his helpers fled from the scene shortly after the boy collapsed.

The child suffered serious injuries to the ribs and spine.