DCW issues notice to police, Education Department on students' confinement

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ANI New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 12, 2018, 12.01 PM (IST)

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) issued notices to the Delhi Police and the Education Department seeking factual reports over alleged confinement of children in the basement of Delhi's Rabea Girls' Public School.

Taking suo motu cognisance of the matter, the DCW sought details of action taken by them against the school authorities.

"It has been reported that 59 girls, aged four and five years, were allegedly confined to the basement of the school for around five hours as punishment for non-payment of fees. This is a serious matter and in light of the same, please provide a factual report of the incident and action taken against school authorities," read the notice issued by the DCW. The DCW has further asked the Delhi Police and the State Education Department to respond by July 17 concerning the same.

According to media reports on July 9, few kindergarten students were allegedly locked up in the basement of the school building for not clearing their fees.

However, the school authorities denied the reports and said that the students were asked to sit in the activity room only for few hours.