COIMBATORE:Police arrested 25 people, including the mother of a 5-year-old boy, who were denied admission to a private school near Vilankurichi on Friday.
Police said, the father of the class II student, had been embroiled in a dispute with the school management, leading to a case being filed against the school at the Coimbatore district court.
The boy had attended school on the first day of this academic year, following which he had taken leave for a few days. When he returned, the management refused to admit the boy to the school because of the issue in court. The boy’s family then approached the Inspector of Matriculation Schools (Coimbatore and the Nilgiris) R Geetha and brought the matter to her notice.
Geetha then implored the school to admit the child back. However, the school refused. Friends and relatives of the boy’s family assembled at the school and began protesting. Police entered the school soon afterwards and negotiated alongside the School Education Department officials. As the incident threatened to spiral out of control, 25 persons were arrested. The boy was also taken to the police station though he was not formally arrested.
A case was registered under section 151, IPC. Those arrested were released in the evening.