Guwahati: An FIR has been lodged against a private madrassa in Assam’s Cachar district after it was accused of “teaching jihadist ideology”, an official said on Friday.
Sahab Uddin Khan, one of the residents of Sonai area, said that his son named Sain, who is studying at Madrasa Swadhin Bazar Islamia, was harmed by the teachers.
He accused head teacher Abul Hussain Laskar and secretary Dilwar Hussain Mazumdar of beating and tying up his son inside the madrasa building.
Khan also accused Laskar of trying to incite his son to act against racism and the constitution.
The police took both of them into custody on the complaint.
On the other hand, 14-year-old Sain claimed that the teachers used to hold special classes at night to teach the ideology of Jihad.
“They used to say that if they destroy the Hindus, they will get blessings from God,” he added.
The boy, who suffered head and chest injuries, said that some days he was suffering from eye pain and refused to join special classes.
“On hearing this, the teachers threatened to kill me,” he said.
He went on to say that the teachers hit him on the head and punched him. They went to his room and burned his medicines and arrested the boy.
Cachar district police chief Numal Mahatta said that the police are investigating the case from all angles, and will also look into the relationship with any Jihad movement.
“We are trying to gather enough information and the matter will be properly investigated.”
However, the management committee of the madrasa has denied the accusations and described them as false and fabricated.