The parents of a Class 3 student have registered a police complaint against a Mulund school claiming that their boy had been denied a school-leaving certificate.
Moreover, they alleged that the school authorities had asked them to pay Rs 1.26 lakh for the certificate.
On October 29, Alfred Cardoza filed a complaint against NES International School stating that despite his son not attending school in the new academic year, the school was charging them fees and also withholding his leaving certificate.
“Due to certain circumstances we decided to shift him to another school but for the reasons best known to the school authorities they have... denied issuing the school leaving certificate,” says the complaint filed at the Mulund police station.
The school has rubbished the charges, stating that the Cardozas have failed to pay their son’s admission fees for the past few years.
“The parents have refused to pay the outstanding admission fee,” said N. Balasubramanian, the school’s director. “As the student had attended school for three months in the new (academic) year, the parents have to pay for that, as well. We told all parents they should inform us if they wish to withdraw their children from school before January 31, but they failed to do so.”
Balasubramanian added that the Cardozas had even threatened the vice-principal on one occasion in the past.
The police are investigating the matter.