A 10-year-old boy, Musa Amadu, has suffered third degree burns on his hands after his Qur’anic school teacher scalded him for refusing to run errands.
The incident took place at a Qur’anic school in Kura town, 35 kilometers from Kano.
Daily Nigerian gathered that sometime in September, the school teacher, identified as Yawale, asked the pre-teen child to wash his cloth, but the boy took excuse that he was sick.
Dissatisfied with the response of the boy, the school teacher heated water to a boiling point, beat him to a pulp and dipped his both hands into it as punishment.
Daily Nigerian gathered that the school teacher, who was sitting in for the head teacher at the time of the assault, was arrested by the police.
“Musa was left without medical attention for about one month before he was taken to the city (Kano) to his uncle for medical care,” a witness, Lawan Ya’u told Daily Nigerian.
Mr. Yau said the uncle took him to the hospital when neighbors in Kano raised alarm and reported the matter to the police.
Doctors at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital have already amputated Musa’s badly damaged fingers, but was not allowed to go home as his parents were unable to settle the medical bills.
Musa, who hails from a Jigawa town of Jahun, was sent to study Qur’an in Kura town, Kano.