Nine-year-old Barcelona boy beaten over school report

Image of Giovani Lo Celso. Credit: Wikipedia - By Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0,

A couple has been arrested in Santa Coloma de Gramenet (Barcelona) for allegedly hitting their nine-year-old son because of his school marks.


A restraining order has been issued against the man, 38, and his partner, who allegedly beat the boy repeatedly with a branch or a belt and have since been released with charges.

The abuse was discovered by teachers at his school after he complained that he was in pain.

The teachers took him to a hospital, where it was found that he had injuries and bruises all over his body.

The boy has been handed over to a relative who offered to take care of him. 

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