Police Rescue 12 Year-Old Madrassa Student Shackled In Chains

Pakistani police rescued a 12 year-old madrassa student who was chained to a pole and tortured by his father and step mother.
The Daily Times reported:

Police have recovered a 12-year-old boy from a madrassa in Arifwala, where he was found in shackles, Geo News reported on Sunday. According to the channel, police raided the madrassa and found Ramzan tied with iron chains following a complaint lodged by his mother, Najma Begum. The channel said that she had sought the help of local human rights officials for the recovery of her son, and told rights activists that her husband Muhammad Ali had divorced her and forcibly kept their two sons, the channel said.

She alleged that Ali, a retired trooper of the Pakistan Rangers, along with his second wife, had tortured Ramzan after tying him up. Ali told police that he had personally tied his son with chains to force him to stay and study at the madrassa, the channel reported. Later, Ramzan told police that his father and stepmother had tortured him for the last three days, the channel said, adding that Ramzan was now in police custody.

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