UP Police have filed a FIR against Alt News co-founder Mohd Zubair for social media posts allegedly revealing the identity of the Muslim boy slapped by his classmates on the orders of their school teacher.
New Delhi: Police in Uttar Pradesh have filed a FIR against fact-checker and Alt News co-founder Mohd Zubair for social media posts allegedly revealing the identity of the Muslim boy slapped repeatedly by his classmates on the orders of their school teacher who also appeared to make communal remarks.
On Friday the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights had warned against revealing identities- particularly by sharing the video of the attack on the Class 2 student. NCPCR Chairperson Priyank Kanoongo urged people to “not become part of the crime by revealing identity of the children”.
The video of the boy being slapped – he stands helplessly with tears running down his cheek as the teacher, Tripta Tyagi, makes communal remarks and urges classmates to hit harder – surfaced last week and triggered outrage, with opposition politicians targeting the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.
In the horrific video, loud slaps are heard as the students follow their teacher’s instruction. “Why don’t you hit harder? Whose turn is it?” Ms Tyagi can be heard in the gut-wrenching video.
The boy was humiliated and forced to stand for hours, his father told police.
“The teacher made the students beat my child again and again. My son was tortured for an hour or two. He is scared,” the father said after the incident, which took place on Thursday last week.