In a shocking incident from New Delhi, 16 school children from Rabea Girls' Public School were allegedly locked up inside the basement of a school for not clearing their fees. According to reports, the parents of the students have alleged the kids were locked up from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm in the middle of the immense heat, they were not given any food and water. They were continually crying because they were hungry and thirsty, and the teachers didn't bother.
According to the latest update on ANI, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has sought a report on the matter. The school however denies the allegation and Farah Diba, Head Mistress, Rabea Girls' Public School said, "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."
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, Rabea Girls' Public School pic.twitter.com/pkKTkPLwHe
— ANI (@ANI) July 11, 2018
The inhumane treatment meted out by the school authorities was found out after the parents went to pick up their children. A case has been registered against the school authorities. According to an ANI report, police has said, "We have registered a case under section 75 of the Juvenile Justice Act. We are investigating the matter."
Many of the students were confined even though their parents and relatives had cleared their fees. When it was pointed out to the principal was not apologetic or remorseful. A parent quoted in the ANI report said, "My 4-year-old daughter was punished by school authorities for not paying fees while fact is I have already paid for next 6 months."