The warden of Patha Bhavan hostel of Visva Bharati University in Shanti Niketan, West Bengal [ Images ], has been arrested for allegedly forcing a girl student to drink her own urine.
The warden of Karabi Girls' Hostel, Uma Poddar, has been arrested for compelling the student, who wet her bed, to drink her urine on Saturday night, Sub-Divisional Police Officer of Bolpur Prasanta Chowdhury said on Monday.
The girl's father Manoj Mistry, a resident of Mokrampur village, had lodged a complaint with the Bolpur police station. He had rushed to the hostel that night and taken home his daughter, a student of Class V.
The Visva-Bharati authorities had on Sunday formed a four-member committee to look into the matter and submit a report.
University sources had claimed the warden made the girl lick the bed-sheet she had wetted and not forced her to drink her urine.
The sources had claimed that the girl had wet her bed earlier and she was ill.
The warden had told the distraught mother of the student that what she did was 'treatment to stop a bad habit'.
Meanwhile, the father was also arrested on a counter complaint of trespass lodged by the university authorities, the SDPO said.