A teacher in Tanzania has been sentenced to death for beating a pupil so badly that he died of his injuries.
Judge Lameck Mlacha said Respicius Mtazangira, 51, had acted maliciously when he repeatedly hit the child with a blunt object last August.
The teacher had accused 14-year-old Sperius Eradius of stealing a female teacher’s handbag.
Corporal punishment is illegal in Tanzanian schools but remains common practice. Read more