Case against school officials for making student sit outside classroom for not paying fees
Police have registered a case against officials of a school in Mumbai for allegedly subjecting a 12-year-old boy to humiliation by making him sit outside the classroom for not paying the fees. The boy's mother lodged a complaint with the Vakola police station, accusing the school officials of harassing her two sons, including the 12-year-old who is studying in 8th grade and his younger brother.
Due to some financial difficulties, the family could not pay the annual fees of Rs 7,500 for the 12-year-old, as her husband was a tuberculosis patient and unable to work. The boy had been forced to sit outside the classroom for the last four months, and he was not even allowed to appear for the unit test in January. The mother alleged that her son often returned home crying due to the humiliation he faced.
The police have registered a case under section 23 of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000, and are investigating the matter. No arrests have been made yet.