This is the shocking moment a teacher holds an axe to a crying young schoolboy’s throat and threatens to “slaughter” the terrified child.
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The incident was filmed by a classmate at an unnamed private school in the town of Handwara located in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir and was later shared on social media.
In the shocking footage, the teacher is seen holding a small axe to the screaming boy’s throat while warning the youngster to mend his ways.
Apparently pinned to the floor, the scared pupil cries incessantly while the camera pans around the class and shows several stunned students with their hands over their mouths.
The teacher tells the class in Kashmiri: “Close your eyes, I am going to slaughter him.”
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The students are not seen in their uniforms and are wearing winter clothes including phirans, a traditional Kashmiri outfit.
The local police have confirmed that they are aware of the video and have begun questioning witnesses, according to reports.
A police spokesperson said: “A video was found circulating on social media, in which a young boy is seemingly held to the ground by a male person, who is holding an axe in another hand and threatening to assault him with it.”
Local residents and netizens have called for tough measures to be taken against the school teacher in the footage.
One Facebook user wrote: “Is he a teacher or butcher? The child is so scared, he could have died of shock alone.”