A school teacher in Cairo, Egypt has been reported to have flogged to death his pupil, 12 year old Islam Sharif for not doing his homework. According to reports, the boy, as a result of the beating, suffered head injuries and brain hemorrhage.
But the teacher claimed he had “no intention to kill him but the beating was part of discipline”, state-run newspaper Al-Ahram Al-Masa’i reported.
It was gathered that the death of the lad has sparked an inquiry by the Egyptian education ministry, which announced the death via a statement.
The ministry said an “urgent inquiry” had been launched into the circumstances of the boy’s death and the teacher had been suspended by the school.