There was outrage across the nation on Monday as news filtered out that Punita Mistri, a 10-year-old Visva-Bharati student, was forced by her hostel warden to drink her own urine — as punishment for bed-wetting. HT
reports. V-C's skewed view
Two minors, including a six-year-old girl, were raped in separate incidents in the capital on Tuesday, police said. While one of the accused is a juvenile, the other is a government school teacher. HT reports.
A day after being pulled up by the Bolpur court for being soft on Visva-Bharati hostel warden Uma Poddar, police charged her with cruelty to a juvenile. This is a punishable crime and carries a six-month jail sentence.
Close on the heels of the story of a nine-year-old girl forced to drink her urine, reports of children being humiliated, tortured, put through absurd hardships and even killed continued to pour into the newsroom from across the nation on Tuesday. HT
The family of 10-year-old Punita Mistri is under immense pressure. Visva-Bharati wants Punita back, but the authorities are not sorry for what a warden of their hostel put her through. HT
There has been a surge in the number of minor girls rescued by Delhi police from various brothels and prostitution rings in the city this year.
In a desperate move to trace minor girls trafficked into the city and forced into prostitution, the Delhi Police will put up posters with their photos outside the brothels of GB Road — Delhi’s notorious red-light district. Karn Pratap Singh
Atiq Ahmad, all of 12, used to put in 18 hours a day in a zari factory for the past four years. And he would make a mere Rs.
30 every day. But his family in Bihar never received a single penny — his employers would pocket the entire sum — and nor did they ever get to meet their son. Neelam Pandey
reports. Distress profiled
A four-year-old nursery student drowned in an open drain in Sector 16 area of Vasundhara in Ghaziabad on Thursday afternoon. HT reports.
Crying for your mother is not allowed at Surlipatti's anganwadi. It has earned a four-year-old girl 11 brandings with a red hot ladle. HT reports. HT against child exploitation
In yet another case of callousness towards children, a baby misunderstood to be stillborn was thrown into a bin at a hospital in Assam's Majuli island. HT
Five days after a Visva-Bharati hostel warden shocked the country by making a 10-year-old student drink her own urine, the university registrar issued an apology.
A leader of the ruling Janata Dal (United) in Saharsa, north Bihar, has been charged with assaulting and trying to drive a nail through the foot of a 13-year-old he accused of trying to steal a fan. HT reports.
Sexual assaults on girl children continue in the Capital. Two girls were raped in different parts of Delhi over the past two days and, in both cases, the finger of suspicion points at the children's neighbours.
In a heart-rending incident, a six-year-old girl was found hanging at her home in Harola near Sector 5. Her four-year-old brother is also missing.