In a shocking incident, a five-year-old girl sustained severe burns after she was allegedly made to sit on an iron playground slide in the sun, during peak afternoon hours, as punishment at a private school in Andhra Pradesh.
The reason? The class one student urinated in her classroom.
According to a report in NDTV, the incident occurred at a private school in Elluru town of the state, and the authorities allegedly refused to take action against the teacher, despite the parents' complaint.
"Teachers do not have the right training to deal with children and the issues related to them. This teacher doesn't qualify to be with the children, if she doesn't understand a small issue like this" Achut Rao from the state child rights body told NDTV.
Taking suo moto notice of the incident, the state Commission for Protection of Child Rights has issued a notice to the Collector and SP of West Godavari district and sought a detailed report in two weeks, a report in India Today adds.
Many of the locals gathered at the school on Tuesday and demanded that swift action be taken. The police have registered cases against the teacher, principal and the school for the incident.