A Class 4 student was allegedly shackled by his teachers at a madrasa in Bambepur village of Khijrabad block in the district.
The matter came to light when Ayub Khan, the father of the boy, visited the Nusrat Ali Islamic madrasa on Saturday and found his son tied with a shackle in the class room.
He made a video of his son, raised the matter with the teachers of the madrasa and filed a police complaint.
Ayub said, “When I reached the madarsa, I found my son tied up with a chain whereas other students were sitting normally.”
He said when he took up the issue with the teachers, they said the child was not focusing on his study and used to run before finishing his homework and they tied him so that he could finish his homework before leaving the class.
On Ayub’s complaint, the police booked two teachers, identified as Mubarak and Shabeer, under Sections 23 and 26 of the Juvenile Justice Act and 323, 342, 506 and 34 the IPC. However, the police have so far failed to arrest the accused.
“We went to arrest them, but villagers came in their support. Some villagers even came to the police station and asked us not register a case, but we are making searches to arrest the accused,” said Khizrabad police station in-charge Virender Singh.
He said the accused belonged to Mirzapur of Uttar Pradesh and the police will arrest them soon.
Investigation officer Roshan Lal said the police recovered two shackles with locks from the madarsa. The investigations were on.