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Dubai: A Pakistani school teacher has been booked for forcing a primary school student to eat grass as punishment for not learning his lesson.

The video of the school teacher went viral on social media as it showed seven-year-old Kashan being forced to either eat grass or read out the lesson in front of his class fellows. The video clip shows Kashan failing to read the lesson and instead ending up eating grass after being forced by his teacher - identified as Hamid Raza. The incident happened at the Government Primary School in Fatehpur, Lodhran, a small city in Punjab province of Pakistan.

Mohammad Asghar, the father of Kashan, told Dawn that the incident happened two days ago. “The teacher is our relative and we forgive him for his act that he did as a joke,” Asghar said.

District Police Officer Malik Jameel Zafar, however, took notice of the incident and directed the police to investigate the incident. He ordered strict action if the teacher was found guilty.

After the investigation, the police lodged a first information report (FIR) against Hamid.

Lodhran education chief executive officer Abdul Razzaq said that he would look into the matter and take action against the teacher.