Sindh Police have arrested Pakistani Quran teacher Shabir Ahmad after a video of him whipping his students with a rubber pipe surfaced on Twitter and was reposted by UNODC goodwill ambassador Shehzad Roy, the Gulf News website reported.
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If this Maulvi is still out I’ll make sure he is arrested today because I think this is happening in karahi pic.twitter.com/iEOBJ4eGLR— Shehzad Roy (@ShehzadRoy) December 14, 2018
In the video, shot by one of the mosque's visitors, Shabir Ahmad can be seen beating young boys on their hands. He is then confronted by the visitor, who reportedly asked the Quran teacher if he was going to kill his students. Ahmad reportedly answered affirmatively and continued the whipping.
The author of the video also approached one of the young boys, who can be seen hunched over in pain and barely holding back tears, and asked why he had been beaten. The boy responded that he had been punished for missing the last two days of his Quran classes.