In a shocking incident, a Class III student in Faridabad was stripped off her top by her class teacher for not paying her tuition fee despite the fact that the child, a daughter of an autorickshaw driver, was entitled to full fee concession.
"I was forced to take off my T-shirt. When my teacher caught hold of my skirt, I told her not to do that. When I
asked why she was doing it, she said it was the principal's order. Then I was asked to stand half naked for a long time
and when I tried to cover myself, she asked me to stand straight," the nine-year-old victim said.
The victim's mother said that she has a document to prove that her daughter is exempted from paying fees.
Taking note of the incident, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPR) has said stern action will be taken against the teacher if she is found guilty.
"If found guilty, we will take very strict action (against the teacher). Not only the teacher, school management and authorities are equally responsible," Sandhya Bajaj, NCPR member said.