A six-year-old boy is in a coma after being allegedly beaten for failing to do his homework.

Police have now arrested the schoolboy’s father, named only as Mehmet Ali Y, over the alleged attack in the city of Iskenderun in southern Turkey.

He’s accused of attacking the little boy with the metal pipe of a vacuum cleaner when he got angry at his schoolwork.

Neighbours called paramedics after finding the boy unconscious after the alleged beating.

He was rushed by ambulance to the Iskenderun state hospital where he was taken into intensive care with severe injuries to his head and face.

The boy, whose name has not been released, is currently in a critical condition on a life support machine.

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His mother, named as Gulistan O, also accused the suspect, her ex-husband, of beating her when they were married.

‘I came to the hospital as soon as I heard what happened,’ she said. ‘When I saw my son he was covered with bruises.’

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