Student who 'gave' SSC Hindi question paper debarred for 5 years

WARANGAL: The education department on Thursday debarred a minor student of the Government Boys High School from writing examinations for five years for his alleged role in the leakage of the SSC Hindi question paper in Kamalapur mandal of Hanamkonda district on Thursday.

The student was writing the English examination when the officials told him to leave the hall, took his hall ticket and asked him to sign some papers. Later, they informed him that he was debarred for five years.

Speaking to the local media along with his parents, the student alleged the officials had entered the hall all of a sudden, escorted him to the office where the district education officer was present and took his signature.

“On April 4, when the Hindi examination was going on, one person came to the window of the hall and asked me to give him the question paper. When I refused, he snatched the paper, took photos and then left. He warned me not to inform anyone,” the student said. He said that he was being punished for a mistake he had never made.

His parents said that they led respectable lives. The person who had demanded the question paper had threatened to kill their children if the student revealed the incident to anyone, they said. “Now, my son is being made the scapegoat,” his father said.

Asked about the incident, Deccan Chronicle, Hanamkonda DEO Md. Abdul Hai said that they had decided to take action against the student the day the incident took place.

If someone had approached him for the question paper and had threatened to kill him if he did not oblige, the student could have informed the invigilator, the officer said.

Instead, the student kept quiet and allowed the person to take pictures of the question paper. The invigilator has also been suspended from services, he added.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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