A 12-year-old Cairo student reportedly has been beaten to death by his teacher for not doing his homework.

The boy died Sunday “after being beaten by a teacher the previous day, Egypt's education ministry said, and an investigation is ongoing. The teacher has been suspended by the school.

The boy was beaten for not doing his homework, according to local reports cited by the BBC.

The student suffered head injuries and a brain hemorrhage, forensics department chief Hisham Abdel Hamid told AFP.

Egypt’s state-run newspaper, Al-Ahram, said the teacher had "no intention to kill him, but the beating was part of discipline.”

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