Imam sentenced for savage attack on boy in Ashton-under-Lyne

    An imam left an 11-year-old boy with “horrific” bruising on his buttocks after attacking him with a mop stick for talking during class, it was reported this week. Imam Ghulam Mustapha Hazarvi dragged the youngster into the corner of the room and savagely beat him, a court heard. Forty children go to the Newton Street mosque, off Penny Meadow, Ashton every evening to learn the Qur’an. Prosecutor Jon Savage said: “He took exception and grabbed the victim by the collar, dragging him into the corner. He hit him with the stick on his buttocks several times.

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