The Arabic language teacher of a Dubai school who allegedly flogged a grade one boy last week has been suspended, Gulf News has learnt.
Gulf News reported on Tuesday that six-year-old Ahmad came home crying last Thursday and his parents found bruises and scars on his back.
Dubai Police as well as the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) are investigating the case, and a medical report from Rashid Hospital's emergency department confirmed that the bruises were caused by flogging.
A senior KHDA official told Gulf News that it is conducting a thorough investigation and has been sending its team to the school for the last two days.
"The compliance team at KHDA has investigated the case of the boy at the National Charity School and heard all the parties involved. However as the father of the boy has already filed a case with Dubai Police, the teacher was suspended till all the investigations are over," Mohammad Darwish, Chief of Regulations and Compliance Commission of KHDA, said.
Meanwhile, the boy has returned to school.
"My son was scared of the teacher, because he was being abused for a long time and that is the reason he wasn't too keen on going to school before. Now, I see him changed, he is happier and goes to school without any qualms. The reason is that the teacher is not there anymore," said Zakir Syed Ameen, the boy's father.