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Aligarh: Student slapped by principal for giving Rs 500 note as school fees

A girl student was allegedly slapped by her principal after she paid her fees with Rs 500 note.

india Updated: Nov 11, 2016 21:42 IST
Pradeep Saxena
Pradeep Saxena
Hindustan Times
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Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes were discontinued from Tuesday midnight as a step to curb black money.(PTI Photo)

A girl student in Aligarh was allegedly slapped by a school principal after she paid her education fees with a Rs 500 note.

Neeraj, a Class 12 student and a resident of Kheria Gurudev village in Aligarh’s Iglas area, said: “Principal of Shanti Vidya Niketan (Basai) Ramji Lal school demanded fees on Thursday. When I deposited Rs 500 note, he slapped me and told me that the old currency has been discontinued.”

Neeraj said the teachers at the school intervened after the incident.

“I was unaware of demonetisation of old notes,” the student added.

VP Singh, Kotwali police station in-charge confirmed that the girl’s father had lodged a complaint.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced in a televised address earlier this week that Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes will be abolished from Tuesday midnight, in a move to crackdown on black money in the Indian economy.

First Published: Nov 11, 2016 21:41 IST