National Commission for Protection of Child Rights decided to send a showcause notice seeking explanation from Visva-Bharati University over the shocking incident where a school girl was allegedly forced to drink her own urine for wetting the bed.
"We are taking cognisance of the incident (in Santiniketan, West Bengal). It is very sad that such incident has happened that too in an institute where Rabindranath Tagore lived. We will certainly have to make sure that the people involved are taken to task," a NCPCR spokesperson said.
The spokesperson told PTI that the Commission had already issued guidelines to states banning corporal punishment in schools. "We will be issuing a show-cause notice to the authorities seeking explanation. The notice will be sent tomorrow morning," the spokesperson said.
The girl's father, Manoj Mistry, lodged a complaint with Bolpur police station last night alleging that his daughter was "forced to drink urine that was squeezed into her mouth from the wet bedsheet by the warden of Karabi girls' hostel of the school" under Visva-Bharati University.
The girl, a Class V student of Patha Bhavan, the residential co-education primary and secondary school, ad "earlier too" wetted her bed, University sources said, adding that she was "ill" and her mother had rung up the warden last night to inquire about her daughter.
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