Bhubaneswar: A private school is functioning in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. It is said that some of the students are not paying tuition fees. It is said that on 22nd, the school management kept 34 students of class 3 to 9 who did not pay their fees and locked them in the library. The students were said to be inside the room from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm.
The parents of the students lodged a complaint at the police station. Acting on the complaint, the police registered a case against the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Vice Principal and Administrative Manager of the concerned school. Specifically, a case has been registered under Section 342 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 75 of the Juvenile Justice Act.
Bhubaneswar Deputy Commissioner of Police Prateek Singh said, “The police have recorded the statement of the parents. We are going to inspect the CCTV cameras in the school. Appropriate action will be taken after conducting an inquiry with the class teachers, librarian and administrative manager of the concerned students,” he said. The head of the State Children’s Rights Protection Organization Sandhyapati Pradhan has strongly condemned this action of the school administration.