Schoolgirl pushed down from building by teachers in Pakistan

Lahore: Two teachers allegedly pushed a Class nine girl student from the third floor of the school building in Pakistan’s Lahore city, causing life-threatening injuries, the media reported on Monday.

The incident took place at the City District Government Girls School, in Shahdara locality of Lahore city.

Allah Bakhsh Malik, Secretary Education (Schools) of Punjab province, told Dawn news on Sunday that the two senior teachers — Rehana Kausar and Bushra Tufail — first inflicted corporal punishment on the 14-year-old girl, Fajjar Noor, and then took her to the third floor of the school building from where they pushed her down.

Both Kausar and Tufail have been booked for attempt to murder.

“The incident took place on May 23 but the school administration and some other officials kept it secret from the education department. We came to know about (the incident) on Saturday evening,” Malik added.

Punjab province Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has immediately placed District Education Authority Chief Executive Officer Ehsan Malik and school Headmistress Naghmana Irshad under suspension for hiding the incident, Dawn news reported.

Meanwhile, doctors have said that Noor is out of danger but has multiple fractures, including of her spine.

Her parents have expressed shock as to how teachers could turn so inhuman.

Malik said the government would not only bring the teachers to justice but also bear the full expenses of the girl’s treatment.