Male: An Indian teacher has been hospitalised in Maldives after he was mercilessly beaten by a group of people for allegedly hitting a student.
The incident happened yesterday at the Haa Dhaal Atoll Kumundhoo.
Kumundhoo School teacher Moosa Hassan said a group of around 30 people had entered the office by force yesterday and assaulted Subash Kumar, 43, a physics teacher.
After the other employees tried to intervene, the group dragged him to the school hall and brutally beat him up, Haveeru reported.
According to the school, the Indian teacher had suffered severe injuries to the head and body and is being prepped to be brought to Male to be sent abroad for further treatment.
The teacher was assaulted after the school had decided to take action against him for hitting a grade 6 student.
However, the school was quick to add that the student was not hurt, the report said.
Police are investigating the incident but no arrests have yet been made.