A father brutally flogged his son for not completing his homework in time and the horrific video has gone viral though it was falsely reported as a teacher flogging his pupil.
The father, identified as Mahendra, is seen in the video flogging his 10-year-old son at their home in Bengaluru, India.
The boy is seen with fear in his eyes as he stands facing his father, pleading for mercy. With his hands stretched out and tears rolling down, his father lands the first blow with a phone charger. The beating continues over the next two minutes as the father flogs him about 7 times, then lifts him in the air and slams him on the bed twice.
The assault took place at their home in Bengaluru and the father made the boy’s mother, Shilpa, film it on her phone. The reason for the flogging was that the boy had skipped tuition and not completed his homework on time. His father flogged him for lying about these things then asked his mother to film it so the video can be shown to the boy so as to prevent him from lying in the future.
The video went viral on Facebook and it was reported as that of a teacher from RM VM school in Gujarat’s Valsad district beating his student. But the real story behind the video came to light after the man who repaired Shilpa’s phone saw the video and informed the Kengeri police.
The father, an employee at an IT consulting firm, was arrested by the Kengeri Police in January, 2018 under the Juvenile Justice Act.
Watch the video of the assault here.