Monday, July 9, 2012

Girl Student forced to drink Urine in Shantiniketan

In a shocking incident of corporal punishment, a class 5 girl student was forced to drink her own urine for bed wetting. The report came from the university founded by legendary poet Rabindranath Tagore, Visva-Bharati's Patha Bhavan in Shantiniketan. 

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has sought a probe into the matter. The media reports said that the class 5 girl of Visva-Bharati University’s Patha Bhavan was forced to drink her own urine because she wet her bed. 

The girl's family lodged a police complaint against the warden at the girls’ hostel of the residential school. The girl's mother said that her daughter will never recover from this incident. 

NCPCR member Vinod Kumar Tikoo said that the corporal punishment has been banned in West Bengal. If the warden is found guilty, would be punished. NCPCR Chairperson Shanta Sinha said that this is a very shocking incident. The concerned warden should be punished for this act and she should be suspended. 

A four member fact-finding committee has been constituted to look into the allegation.

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