A Delhi school reportedly kept 16 girl students confined in a basement for hours for not paying fees. The girl students of a school in central Delhi's Hauz Qazi area were kept in basement from 7am to 12pm in intense heat. Delhi CM Arvind Kejrwal has sought a report into the incident.
The police have registered a case against the school authorities and probe is on. The police said that they were looking for the person responsible for the incident.
"We have registered a case under section 75 of the Juvenile Justice Act. We are investigating the matter," police told news agency ANI.
However, the school management has rejected the allegations. "Basement is where the children play, there were 2 teachers watching them, they usually sit on the ground and the fan had gone for repair that day.The allegations are wrong," Farah Diba, head mistress of the school, said.
Parents alleged that the kids were thirsty and hungry and kept crying inside the basement but none of the teachers came to their rescue.
One of the parents claimed that school fee was already paid by him. "I showed the principal fee receipt but despite that they punished my child," he said.
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