In an embarrassing situation, a 11 year old girl student, of class 5 was sent to boy’s loo and asked to stay there for five minutes by few teachers as part of a punishment as the student appeared to the school in civilian dress.
"The PT teacher caught me on my way to my class on the first floor. I kept saying please see my diary but no one paid any heed," the child can be seen saying in a video shot by her father.
"They started screaming at me. I got scared and didn't say anything. There were 2-3 teachers including English teachers and tenth class Telugu teacher. They were saying how come she has turned up in civil colour dress and she doesn't even answer our questions. Let us put her in the boys' loo. Children were all watching," the girl can be heard saying.
After she was made to stand five minutes in the boy’s loo, she was send back to class when she told her social studies teacher that her mother had written in the school diary that her daughter should kindly be allowed to be in regular clothes as the school uniform was wet.
In the video the girl can be heard saying that she wont go back to school and her father pacified her telling that no one will ever trouble her in school and that he has had a word with the principal and the teachers regarding the matter.
The girl fears that now that the issue has gained a lot of notice, the teachers would beat and harass her. Child rights activist Achyuta Rao, to whom the father complained, says this is also a violation under Prevention of Sexual Offences Against Children (POCSO) law.