The Hyderabad Police have filed a case against a school principal and physical education trainer for allegedly making an 11-year-old girl stand in the boys’ toilet as punishment for not wearing her uniform, The News Minute reported. The Telangana government on Monday also ordered an inquiry after the incident at the private school.
The incident, which took place on Saturday, came to light after the Andhra Pradesh Child Rights Association filed a complaint with the State Human Rights Commission and the police, reported the Hindustan Times.
The Class 5 student was reportedly not in her school uniform as it was wet. Her parents had written a note to her teachers asking them to excuse her for the day, according to NDTV.
Child Rights Association President P Achyuta Rao said the girl’s father approached him with the complaint on Sunday. Rao said confining a girl to the boys’ washroom was nothing short of sexual abuse, and that he has asked for action against the staff and the school management.
The incident comes just days after a Class 2 student was found murdered in the toilet of Ryan International School in Gurugram.