The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Wednesday issued notices to the Delhi Police and the Education Department over alleged confinement of children in the basement of Rabea Girls’ Public School in the Capital.

Suo motu cognisance

Taking suo motu cognisance of the matter, the women’s commission 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 women’s commission has asked the Delhi Police and the State Education Department to respond by July 17.

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