Psychiatrist who beat up student may lose his job

AJMAN — A psychiatrist at the Ajman Educational Zone, who has allegedly beaten up a seven-year-old student of Ibn Taimiya School instead of treating him for being aggressive in school, may lose his job if found guilty.

By Mohsen Rashid

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Published: Mon 16 Apr 2007, 8:51 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 1:42 AM

The Ministry of Education yesterday launched an investigation into the incident.

The school management asked the psychiatrist, identified as Nabil, last Thursday to study the condition of the boy, Abdullah Ahmed Mohammed Al Kamali, regarded as one of the brilliant students in the school. But he has been apparently behaving aggressively over the past few days. He has reportedly attacked his classmates and teachers unprovoked.

The psychiatrist allegedly entered the classroom one day and asked the teacher and the social worker to step outside in order to allow him to deal with the boy in his own way. He then beat up the boy mercilessly, students who witnessed the incident told the school management.

Abdullah returned home and was evidently in pain, said the boy’s uncle, Ahmed Al Kamali. His mother lodged a complaint with the Ministry of Education.

The directors of Legal Affairs, Social Welfare and Psychiatry Departments visited the school to investigate the case.

The psychiatrist denied beating up the boy, but later admitted that he didn’t see the student’s file and tried to tackle the matter just on the basis of what the teachers reported to him.

Ministry officials said if found guilty, the psychiatrist would be sacked.

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