Yes forcefully kicking it can lead to serious damage. Once at a mechanic shop a guy who just had his brand new honda 70 washed brought in and said the kick got jammed after washing. The mechanic opened the magnet cover and tried to rev the engine from there ( or at least this is what i saw). He was able to free the kick and bike started.
Anyway i am by no means an expert, let your mechanic have a peak, he will be able to give you a better advice. But please do mention the solution once the problem gets resolved. hopefully soon InshAllah. Thanks