A class V student of Visva-Bharati University was asked to lick her urine as punishment for bed-wetting. Dr Singh is the vice-chancellor of the varsity and thus a contempt notice was issued against him.
The notice was sent following a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) which claimed that PM and other officials of the varsity violated laws of punishment in the state.
The Calcutta High Court had earlier banned corporal punishment in 2004 and framed proper guidelines in 2009 saying that students should be counselled for doing anything wrong instead of being punished.
A detailed report from the university personnel and central government has been sought by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). However, a four-member fact finding team has already been set up by the university to do a minute investigation to find the guilty.
Both the warden of the hostel and the parents of the victim were arrested and later released on bail. The parents of the girl were accused of forcing their way into the girl's hostel without permission as they had stormed the hostel premise after the shocking incident.