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Horrific video shows teacher caning, beating pupil at Jeddah mosque

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Investigations have been launched after a video showing a teacher brutally assaulting one of his pupils inside a Jeddah mosque went viral online.

The video allegedly shows the teacher caning and later beating the pupil in front of a group of students inside the mosque in the Saudi coastal city. The pupils were attending a lesson on reciting the Quran.

A spokesman for an association that teaches the youth how to recite the Quran said an investigation had been launched into incident.

By Ayman Badehman, Al Arabiya News