A private school in Hyderabad, Hayathnagar allegedly locked up 19 students for over an hour because of non-payment of fees. The school authorities of Saritha Vidhya Niketan did not even allow the students to sit for their School Service Commission exam.


“One of the parents, Anugu Jangareddy, approached the police. He stated that the school management confined the students for one hour saying that they will be allowed to appear for the exam, only after full payment of the fees,” Narender Goud, Inspector, Hayathnagar Police Station, was quoted as saying by The News Minute.


The parents had reported about the sudden hike in school fees. The school authorities told the parents that they will only allow the students to sit for the exam on payment of full fees.


“We do have dues, but my wife already met the principal and assured the payment by April. She had also requested them to allow our children to sit for the exam. The school management should have called parents if there was an issue. This is no way to treat kids,” a parent said.


Hayathnagar Police have registered a case under the section 342 and 75 of Juvenile Justice Act.


"The detained students failed to pay the fees for this month and for this they were locked up in a room and not allowed to write exams. It is a serious violation of their rights and action must be taken against the school,” a child right activist said.


Watch the parents protest against the school authorities: