A 13-year-old Pakistani boy who was beaten by his teacher for not completing his homework is preparing to undergo a third surgery.
Mudassar Aslam, a Class IX student of Himayatul Islam High School in Hyderabad, has already undergone two major intestinal surgeries after his teacher beat him.
Aslam was rushed to Liaquat University Hospital on November 21 after he complained of severe abdominal pain. His teacher, Buland Iqbal, trashed him with a stick after tying him up. The boy told the Dawn newspaper: "I was beaten with a stick after two other students tied my hands. He (Iqbal) also ordered I do 100 sit-ups which caused pain in my stomach."
Aslam was not allowed to leave for home even after he complained of excruciating pain. His elder brother Owais said he took Aslam to hospital when he noticed his abdomen was swelling like a "balloon".
The doctor attending on Aslam said his blood pressure and his pulse rate were very high when he reached the hospital and he could have suffered a brain stroke.
"The intestines were jumbled and perforated and had turned blackish due to blocked blood circulation for which the first surgery was performed. But as it was leaking, another attempt was made," the doctor said.
"A third operation to enable him to pass stool and urine will be needed after two to three months." The school is yet to take action against the teacher. And Aslam's family has not reported the matter to police because "they would get into trouble".
The boy's father, a daily wage labourer, has lost his job for staying away from work to be with Aslam in hospital.