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Thursday Feb 16, 2017

Tortured student from Larkana reaches Ohio, medical treatment begins

KARCHI: Victim of alleged torture by teacher, Muhammad Ahmed, has reached the United States for medical treatment at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Ohio.

Ahmed, who was a student of Larkana Cadet College, was rendered mute and paralysed due to alleged torture by a teacher in November, 2016.  

According to the patient’s father Muhammad Rashid, Ahmed is under observation till February 17, after which his doctor Mike Ritter will decide to operate.

It will take at least three months for the treatment to complete.

Rashid said his son’s treatment was made possible only after Geo News highlighted the issue and relevant personnel were forced to take notice.

He was brought late November to the Jinnah Post Graduate Medical College (JPMC) for medical examination by a board of doctors. The board declared that Ahmed’s throat had been broken at several places, and advised to send him abroad for further treatment.

Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah in November approved the treatment of the alleged torture victim, and directed the health department to make necessary travel arrangements for Ahmed and his father.

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