Stopped from cheating, Bengal HS examinees create ruckus

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Kolkata, March 23: Higher secondary examination candidates on Friday created a ruckus at various schools across West Bengal after authorities stopped them from indulging in mass cheating. At a school in Falakata in Dooars in northern Bengal, the protesting students even set broken furniture and waste papers on fire.

In some other schools, other students tried to stop the examinees from vandalising classroom furniture and a few students were also injured in the brawl. Some teachers were also injured in another school.

However, authorities of a couple of schools where the ruckus broke out, did not lodge any complaint with the administration. When asked about the reason, the authorities said that they could not identify those who had carried out the vandalism and hence there was no basis to lodge complaint. The mischief-makers had disappeared before the police had arrived.

The angry teachers said they would not take part in the examination process if no steps were taken against the culprits.

State education minister Bratya Basu said the culprits would not be spared. He said the state council of higher secondary education has been asked to probe the incident and submit a report. He also said that if the school authorities are found to be at fault in any case, steps would also be taken against them.

History, chemistry and accountancy examinations were held on Friday.

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