In a shocking incident, a reputed Delhi school allegedly locked girl students aged between four and five years due to non-payment of tuition fees by their parents.

According to reports, the incident took place when parents of girls went to collect them from Old Delhi’s Rabia Public School. Unable to find their wards, the parents complained to the authorities who told them that their children have been locked in the basement because the school management did not receive the fees.

After their repeated appeals to the management to set their children free failed, the parents filed an FIR against the school.

School authorities have refused to comment on the incident. Even the police have refused to comment till the investigations are over.

It is reported that Rabia Public School, which is a part of the Hamdard Group, charges Rs 2,500-2,900 as fees per child. Some of the parents have even claimed that the school locked their children despite them paying the fees in advance. Several others said that locking children of such tender age was a criminal offence.