Pic of minor boy ‘chained’ in madrasa goes viral in Jammu

Jammu: A picture of a minor in chains in a madrasa here went viral on the social media today, prompting police to book the boy’s parents underJuvenileact.

Media persons made a beeline at the madrasa in Bhatindi belt of the city after the incident.

“The picture of the boy with feet cuffed in chains has drawn our attention as it went viral on social media”, a senior police officer said.

During investigation, it was found that parents had put the boy in chains in bid to prevent him from running away from the madrasa. “The parents have been booked under Juvenile act”, he said.

The boy’s parents said they had chained their son as he was frequently running away from home and the madrasa.

“I have chained my son as we were fed up with his running away from home and madrasa frequently”, the boy’s mother said.

Someone from a nearby madrasa took picture of the boy in chains and posted it on social media out of rivalry, police said.