Two Birmingham teachers accused of beating 10-year-old boy for making mistakes as he recited Koran
- Mohammed Waqar, 23, and Mohammed Siddique, 60, allegedly slapped boy repeatedly during religious lessons at Jamia Mosque in Birmingham
- Boy attacked for making mistakes when reciting Koran during studies
- Given black eye during one assault and police arrested the teachers
Two Islamic teachers will stand trial accused of repeatedly 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 UK Islamic Mission’s (UKIM) Jamia Mosque in Sparkbrook, Birmingham.
The boy was allegedly slapped repeatedly during religious lessons at the mosque between May 1 and June 13 last year.
A court heard the attack happened when the boy made mistakes with his studies, including failing to read the Koran properly.
It is claimed on one occasion he suffered a black eye.
Waqar and Siddique, both of Tyseley in Birmingham, were arrested by officers from West Midlands Police last June.