Kolkata, July 10 (IBNS): West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan has asked for a report from the Visva-Bharati University on the incident where a warden of Karabi host allegedly forced a class five girl-student of university's Patha Bhavan school to drink urine for wetting her bed.
"I am waiting for the report and then I will come back," Narayanan told media on Tuesday.
Warden of the hostel, Uma Poddar, was granted bail a Bolpur court on Monday in the case.
She was arrested by the police after Punita Mistri's family lodged a complaint in connection to the matter in Birbhum district's Bolpur police station.
Punita's parents, arrested for entering the hostel without permission, were also granted bail on Monday.
The school administration lodged a complaint against the girl's parents and several others for storming into the hostel premises without taking permission.
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) wrote a letter to the West Bengal School Education Department and asked them to investigate the matter and report on it to the Commission.
It directed the West Bengal School Education Department to investigate the matter and take further necessary actions.
"The Commission has taken a suo-moto cognizance of the complaint as was published in 'Times of India' on 9/7/ 2012," read the letter.
"After perusing the complaint, the Commission has taken cognizance of the matter and directed that the matter be referred to you for investigation/inquiry and report to the Commission," it said.
"You are accordingly requested to get the matter investigated and take further necessary action. The action taken report, along with authenticated copies of the relevant documents, be sent to the Commission within 10 days of issue of this letter," the letter said.
"It is shocking," said NCPCR chairperson Shantha Sinha, and assured to take up the matter.
The incident occurred on Saturday when Poddar allegedly forced the victim to drink her own urine after she was found guilty of bed-wetting.
According to reports, Punita's parents and several others went to the hostel and threatened the warden after the girl narrated the incident to her mother.
Patha Bhavan authorities said due cognizance of the matter was taken and a probe committee is being constituted to find out the truth and then appropriate action would be taken against any employee found guilty.
Patha Bhavana is mainly a residential co-educational school for elementary and secondary education, preparing students for the school certificate examination of Visva-Bharati.