A few days ago, an old video began making rounds on social media depicting a madrasa teacher brutally thrashing a child. The video was falsely attributed to India by many users such as @MrSinha_, and @swetasamadhiya who shared this video with misleading claims and targeted Indian Politician Rahul Gandhi unnecessarily. However, upon investigation, it was revealed that the incident took place in Bangladesh, not India.
The Source and Context
The source of this misinformation was a video clip showcasing a madrasa teacher’s violent actions towards an 8-year-old student. The video gained traction on social media platforms with claims that it occurred in India. Contrary to this, the incident actually unfolded in 2021 at the Al Markazul Quran Islamic Academy near Konak Community Center in Hathazari, Bangladesh.
A local Bangladeshi news portal, theindependentbd.com [archive], reported the incident. According to their article, the teacher, identified as Md. Yahya was arrested after the video circulated widely. The child, who was beaten, was ultimately rescued by local authorities. The authorities also decided to expel Maulana Yahya from Hafezi Madrasa Markazul Islamic Academy, and he was banned from teaching in any Hathazari madrasas.
The incident occurred on the evening of the child’s birthday when his mother visited the madrasa. As she was leaving, the boy followed her. In response, the teacher violently grabbed the child’s neck, took him to a room, and subjected him to severe beating using a cane. A bystander captured this act on video, which then rapidly gained attention on social media platforms.
UNO Ruhul Amin, a local administrative officer, took swift action upon learning about the incident. He arrived at the madrasa with the police, informing the child’s parents and ensuring the child’s rescue. In the aftermath, the child’s parents, initially shocked and angry, hesitated to take legal action against the teacher due to concerns for their child’s future. However, UNO Ruhul Amin recommended that legal action be pursued against the teacher. Subsequently, the child’s father filed a case, leading to the arrest of the teacher.
In conclusion, an old video depicting a madrasa teacher abusing a child circulated on social media with false claims that it happened in India. The reality is that this incident occurred in Bangladesh, sparking outrage and prompting legal action against the teacher. Following comprehensive analysis and meticulous fact-checking, our team has investigated the claim. You can refer to the findings of this inquiry in the Twitter thread embedded below.
Claim: The video shows a recent incident of a madrasa teacher beating a child in India.
Fact: Misleading claims and the video is an old incident from Bangladesh involving a madrasa teacher and a child, inaccurately attributed to India.
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