CHINA - A 12-year-old boy was seriously injured in the left eye after being slapped more than 40 times by a classmate in Henan, China, Kwong Wah Yit Poh reported.
A teacher had ordered the pupils to slap classmates who did not finish their homework, it reported.
The boy was one of several pupils who had been slapped.
When the boy's family confronted the teacher, she said she was just trying to help him improve.
The school even offered about RM11,500 to the family to settle the matter.
However, the family could not locate the headmaster and teacher after that, and it is learnt that police had detained the teacher.
The boy had been admitted to hospital and he could lose the eye, it reported.