16 girls ‘confined’ in Delhi school’s basement for non-payment of fees

Principal of the school denied the allegation in an interaction with a TV channel.

Parents of the girls alleged that their wards were held in the basement without food and water. (Photo only for representation purpose.)

Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: Delhi police have registered a case against a private school in central Delhi’s Hauz Qazi after some parents alleged that 16 girls, aged 4 and 5, were confined to the “basement” of the school on Monday for “non-payment” of monthly fees. Parents alleged that the children were locked in the basement without food and water for nearly five hours. It was only when they came to collect their wards that the girls were rescued.

School principal couldn’t be reached for her comment on the allegations. However, in an interaction with a news channel, the principal denied the allegations that the girls were punished. A case under Indian Penal Code Section 342 (wrongful confinement) and Juvenile Justice Act section 75 (cruelty to child) was registered at Hauz Qazi police station on Monday.

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