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Sun 15 Dec 2013 01:18 PM

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Saudi teacher throws acid in student's face

Teacher arrested; claims incident involving pupil was an accident - report

Saudi teacher throws acid in student's face
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A teacher in Saudi Arabia has been arrested after being accused of deliberately throwing acid into a student’s face, it was reported.

According to English language Saudi Gazette, the unnamed victim suffered neck and chest burns from sulphuric acid following the incident at Umm Al-Qura High School in Bisha.

The accused told authorities that the acid had been thrown by accident, but 15 witnesses claim that the teacher did it on purpose and for now specific reason.

The newspaper said that the pupil remained hospitalised, while the local municipality’s education director said a committed had been formed to probe the incident.

The teacher is currently being held in custody while an investigation is carried out.

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