Shamim Mullick was a year 6 student at Al Islamia Mission School in Majlishpur, India when he decided to run outside the school gates and wave one last goodbye to his parents.
Little did he know it was literally his last ever goodbye.
Upon entering the school again, the family of the boy allege staff inflicted such serious injuries on the student that he collapsed and died.
It is alleged it was the Principal, Hanif Sheikh who became so enraged that Shamim hadn’t sought permission to leave, and allegedly attacked the boy.
Police have his week confirmed they have arrested the school’s owner and principal as part of a murder investigation.
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“Headmaster Hanif Sheikh and school’s owner Shahzada Al Mamun alias Liton Sheikh have been arrested after a complaint was lodged at Barwan police station,” Superintendent of Police Murshidabad, C Sudhakar, said. Shamim was initially rushed to a local nursing home owned by the Headmaster, but it wasn’t until his condition detroioated significantly after that, that he was finally taken to hospital. Doctors declared him dead on arrival. Tragically, Shamim’s parents are claiming they only heard of their only child’s death when they got a call from the school at midnight to say he was dead.
“We were not even informed by the school. This despite the fact that my cellphone number is registered with the school. At around midnight, I got a call from the hospital that my son has died. When I called up the school authorities, they told me that our son had fallen sick while studying,” the boy’s father reportedly told The Indian Express.
“It was later from the hospital and other sources that we came to know that our son was beaten up mercilessly by the headmaster.”
Following the phone call, Shamim’s parents made a formal complaint to police who arrested Hanif Sheikh and the school’s owner Shahzada Al Mamun.
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