A instructor in Tanzania has been sentenced to dying for beating a pupil so badly that he died of his accidents.
Decide Lameck Mlacha mentioned Respicius Mtazangira, 51, had acted maliciously when he repeatedly hit the kid with a blunt object final August.
The instructor had accused 14-year-old Sperius Eradius of stealing a feminine instructor’s purse.
Corporal punishment is prohibited in Tanzanian faculties however stays frequent observe.
The BBC’s Aboubakar Famau in Dar es Salaam says this can be a uncommon, high-profile judgement aimed toward defending schoolchildren within the nation.
Information of the boy’s dying final 12 months at Kibeta Major faculty in Bukoba city sparked nationwide outrage and calls for for justice. The household of Eradius refused to bury his physique till the wrongdoer was arrested.
Though dying sentences will be handed down by regulation, Tanzania has not carried out an execution since 1994.
Mtazangira has the fitting to enchantment.
His co-accused Heriet Gerald – the feminine instructor whose purse the kid was accused of stealing – was not discovered responsible of committing an offence.