A report submitted by the HRD Ministry to the Prime Minister's Office has indicated that the hostel warden of Vishva Bharti University was asked by mother of a Class V girl to force her drink her own urine in order to get rid of her habit of bedwetting.
The report said that the warned punished Punita in the cruel manner after the student's mother expressed concerns at her bedwetting habit. However, the officials have said that the accuracy of the wardens claims are being assessed.
The HRD Ministry had submitted a report to the PMO yesterday after the incident angered the public in the country. The hostel warden, Uma Poddar was arrested by the authorities and is now under supervision.
Meanwhile, Punita's parents have dismissed the report saying that they never gave their consent for the punishment for the child. Punita's mother clarified that the warned did not take the permission from her and she said that the report is false.
"The warden had tried twice earlier but she was not successful. But on July 7, she was successful in doing so. She was admitted in Class 2. When she was promoted to class 5, she had to move out to another hostel. It's there that this incident took place. A similar treatment was attempted twice before, but my daughter had not spoken about it to us," said Punita's father.
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