20 April 2015

Two Birmingham teachers accused of beating boy for 'wrongly reciting Koran'

Two teachers are to stand trial accused of beating a ten-year-old boy – for wrongly reciting the Koran.

Mohammed Waqar, 23, and Mohammed Siddique, 60, are accused of assaulting the youngster at the Jamia Mosque in Anderton Road, Sparkbrook.

The mosque is attached to the Sparkbrook Islamic Centre, based at the same site.

Mr Waqar, of Olton Boulevard West, Tyseley, and Mr Siddique, also of Olton Boulevard West, were arrested by officers from West Midlands Police last June.

It is understood the case centres around allegations that a ten-year-old boy had been repeatedly slapped during religious lessons at the Anderton Road site between May 1 and June 13 last year. [Birmingham Mail] Read more