Students nabbed for stealing question papers in Nagaland

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Kohima, Nov 23 (UNI) For the first time in Nagaland, seven students from two private schools of Kohima, including three girls, were taken in custody for stealing question papers of an ongoing examination.

The principal of a private school here yesterday detected that the locks of the drawers were broken in his office, where the qestion papers for classes eight and nine were kept.

The questions were set by the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) and the Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE).

The principal informed the police immediately, which swung into action and arrested seven students from various locations till late evening.

Police said six students of Holy Family School of Kohima, including three girls, and one boy from Mezhur Higher Secondary School of Kohima were nabbed, adding investigation was on to ascertain whether others were involved.

The question papers stolen by the students were also recovered, police said adding they had sneaked into the school compound on Friday around midnight and managed to break the lock of the principal's office.

Meanwhile, the SCERT sources said they were prepared with another set of question papers for such exigencies tomorrow, adding the questions for the remaining examinations would be changed from Tuesday.

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