NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A seven-year-old girl was made to strip naked by her teacher in a New Delhi school for not completing her homework, a police spokesman said on Sunday.
The minor was made to strip completely naked and stand on a desk in her class on Friday while other students were asked to boo her, the officer said.
"The teacher was arrested on a complaint by the parents but she has been released as it was a bailable offence," Rajan Bhagat told Reuters over the telephone.
"This is barbaric," Shanta Sinha, head of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, said in a newspaper report. "No one has the right to outrage the modesty of a child."
The commission had issued a directive this year barring schools from calling students "stupid" or "mindless".
A government study backed by the United Nations Children's Fund said earlier this year two-thirds of children in India are physically abused, mostly at home and in schools.