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Two Muslim teachers are facing jail after they admitted beating a 10-year-old boy with a stick for wrongly reciting the Koran.

Mohammed Siddique, 60, and Mohammed Waqar, 23, struck the child across the legs with a plastic white cane at a Birmingham mosque as punishment, Birmingham Crown Court heard.

The father and son pair initially denied slapping the boy during religious lessons for 'reading the Holy Book wrong' on four occasions between May 1 and June 13, last year, but changed their pleas today.


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