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Teacher jailed for beating 10-year-old

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A 41-year-old male teacher has been sentenced to five months in prison after being found guilty of hitting a 10-year-old pupil, police said on Friday.

The incident occurred on November 27 at the Sotira elementary school in the Famagusta district. Due to the beating, the child suffered multiple fractures to his nose.

The 41-year-old teacher, a father of four himself, was fired following the incident.

The court heard that the teacher, who apologised for his actions, has been suffering from psychological problems for the last two decades.

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