The 10-year-old girl, who was made to lick her own urine by a school warden, has decided to quit her school.
The warden, Uma Poddar of Karabi Girls' Hostel at the Visva Bharati University in Kolkata, made a girl of class V to drink her own urine on Saturday night as a punishment for bedwetting. Poddar also sprinkled salt on it before forcing her to do the haunting act.
"I have the habit of wetting my bed. Sometimes they put salt on it before making me lick it," IBN Live quoted the girl as saying.
Interestingly, the school, where the girl was coerced into the awful act, was founded in 1901 by Rabindranath Tagore, who was regarded as a pioneer in the field of education.
Manoj Mistry, the girl's father, registered a complaint against Poddar with the Bolpur police station after which the warden was arrested. She was later granted bail by the Bolpur court.
The university also filed a complaint against the parents for trespassing illegally into hostel. The parents were arrested following the complaint but were later given bail.
Meanwhile, the girl declared on a television channel that she won't go back to the same school following the humiliation she endured in the hostel.
"I won't go back to the hostel. The same thing may happen with me again. I would study in some other school. I have also spoken about this to my parents. They have agreed that I would never go back to the school," the girl told the media.
"It is too much of a humiliation to lick urine in front of my friends. I just cannot go back there," the girl added.
The girl's parents also approved of their daughter's decision and stand in full support for her.
The vice-chancellor of the university defended the warden's act by saying that Poddar had used a traditional method for curing bedwetting, Hindustan Times reported.
On Tuesday, the girl refuted the allegations made by the vice-chancellor (VC) that the act did not take place.
"I did lick the bedsheet after salt was sprinkled on it. How can the VC claim I was not made to lick it when he was not present at the scene," she said.
Meanwhile, the matter is taken up by the high level of the government, with the Prime Minister Office and West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan seeking a report from the Visva-Bharati University over the alleged incident.
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