A principal of a private school today thrashed guardians for delaying payment of school fees at Mirchaiya Municipality.

Raj Kumar Sah, principal of Rajdevi English Boarding School thrashed local guardian Ashok Sah and his family members for not clearing the due amount on time. The principal reached Ashok's house to receive the fees. Ashok's son Nabin Kumar studies in the school. It is said that Sah thrashed Ashok after he said that he would clear his son's fees later as he did not have money at present.

Ashok said the principal also thrashed his wife Sunita Devi Sah, and daughters Anjali and Sarita when they tried to settle the dispute.

Ashok and his family members were injured.

Ashok and his daughter Sarita are in critical condition.

Ashok received bruises on his head, while Sarita received a crack on her hand and bruises on her head. They were referred to a Biratnagar-based hospital for further treatment.

A version of this article appears in the print on August 11 2021, of The Himalayan Times.