Boy Beaten By Teachers


Mosque Teachers Mohammed Waqar and Mohammed Siddique Are Accused of Assault

Two teachers from a Birmingham mosque are facing allegations of assault after beating a ten-year-old student.

Mohammed Waqar, 23, and Mohammed Siddique, 60, are accused of beating the young boy for reciting the Quran incorrectly at Jamia Mosque in Anderton Road, Sparkbrook, where the pair taught.

The alleged victim is said to have been repeatedly slapped for making mistakes in his religious studies and is claimed to have suffered a black eye on one occasion.

Mr Waqar and Mr Siddique, both of Olton Boulevard West, were arrested by officers last June and are due to stand trial at Birmingham Crown Court on August 10.

Both men had pleaded not guilty to the offence of cruelty to a person under 16 at the same court on April 1, a charge which carries a maximum sentence of ten years in prison.

No one from the mosque was available for comment.


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