December 13th, 2011
08:20 AM ET

Police raid in Pakistan finds chained students at religious school

By Aliza Kassim, CNN

(CNN) - Police in Pakistan raided an Islamic religious school Monday and found 50 students chained to one another and being held in an underground room.

Video footage from the madrassa showed young men and boys - some appearing to be as young as 8 years old - with heavy chains connected to their ankles.

According to details reported by CNN affiliate GEO news, police conducted the raid at the Islamic school in SohrabGoth - a suburb of Gadap in Karachi - after sources told Gadap police officers of children kept in an underground dungeon.

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Filed under: Belief • Crime • Islam • Pakistan

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