Four people were sent to jail on allegation of punishing 50 madrasa students on Tuesday.
The incident took place at Ashraful Ulum Hafezia Forkania Madrasa and Etimkhana at Sangkuchail of Burichang in Cumilla, Mojammel Haque, officer-in-charge of Burichang Police Station, confirmed.
The arrestees are madrasa chairperson Badshah Mia (70) teachers Motaleb (35), Mizanur (35), and Hafez Shafiqul Islam.
As per the case statement, the incident happened after a student complained to Badshah that a few students stole his snacks.
Badshah and teachers sent 50 students for a punishment technique known as upside-down for 30 minutes. Around 20-25 students fell sick at the time. Some suffered headaches with vomiting while some started bleeding through mouth and nose.
Hearing their screams, locals surrounded the madrasa and called up police. Law enforcers rescued the students and sent them to local upazila health complex for treatment, while detaining those involved.
Mir Hossain, health officer of Burichang Health Complex said, "Some students were given primary treatment while four were sent to Cumilla Medical College Hospital."