New Delhi, July 11: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday demanded a report on Rabea Girls’ Public School where some KG students were locked up in the school basement over non-payment of the fees. The parents of the children alleged that the students were confined for about five hours for not paying their fees.
A private school’s management was booked on the charge of forcibly detaining over half a dozen minor children within its premises for five hours after their parents failed to deposit tuition fees on time, police said on Tuesday. Police said the incident occurred on Monday at the Rabea Girls’ Public School in Hauz Qazi area in central Delhi.
Complainant Shabeen Hasan said that he dropped her two daughters to the school at around 7:30 PM. When the girls didn’t return home even after school hours, Hasan went to their classes but didn’t find them. The two girls include the group of a total of 16 students who had been locked up by the school from 7:30 am to about 12:30 pm in extreme heat.
“When I enquired from staff, I got to know that some minor children had been forcibly locked in the school basement during school hours without food. The children were let off only after we informed police,” he said in the FIR. Headmistress of the school Farha Diba Khan too has been named in the FIR.