National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday sought a report from authorities in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh after teachers of a Navodaya Vidyalaya allegedly thrashed and rusticated some students after branding them as Naxalites.

According to an NHRC statement, the Commission has served notice to the District Magistrate of Dantewada asking him to submit a report in this regard within three weeks.

The notice was issued after the Commission took suo motu cognisance of a media report which alleged that some teachers beat Class X students of Kendriya Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya with slippers and termed them as Naxalites.

The incident took place in Barsoor in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh. They also rusticated them for 10 days.

Reportedly, there was a quarrel between the two groups of students, which infuriated the teachers.

The Commission said the contents of the press report, if true, raise concerns on human rights violation of the students.