Students harassed over fees payment: Case registered against Rabea Girls' Public School in Delhi
When Imran went to pick up his five-year-old daughter from Rabea Girls' Public School in the central Delhi on July 9, little did he expect that the next 15 minutes will be a hassle in search of her.
NEW DELHI: When Imran went to pick up his five-year-old daughter from Rabea Girls' Public School in the central Delhi on July 9, little did he expect that the next 15 minutes will be a hassle in search of her.
"I found my daughter sitting on the floor of the school's basement among others — crying. When we asked the teachers that why they have been sent to the basement, they cited the authorities above have asked them to do so as the fees of these students haven't yet been received.”
According to Imran, nearly 60 other children from different sections of kindergarten were confined in the basement of the school on the grounds of default in the payment of school fees.
He claimed the parent have already paid the fees, however, the principal hardly chose to spare five minutes to hear them out.
“She told us if the school fees of these children will not be given on time, they’ll be made to sit again in the basement,” Imran added.
Since the incident, Imran's daughter has been hesitant about attending the school.
The Delhi police has registered a case against the school for allegedly confining students in the basement of the premises on the grounds of default in payment of school fees.
“An FIR has been registered against the school under section 342 of the IPC and 75 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of the Children) Act at Hauz Qazi police station,” said ACP, Kamla Market, and added that further investigation is on.
The school authority could not be reached for a comment.