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Kashmir student suicide: Teacher to be given compulsory retirement

The inquiry commiitee has recommended the teacher, who evaluated the student's Physics paper, to be declared 'deadwood'

By: PTI |
Updated: November 24, 2015 5:47:37 pm

The inquiry committee probing the suicide of an engineering student, who ended his life after being erroneously declared failed, has recommended compulsory retirement of the teacher who evaluated the student’s Physics paper.

“The inquiry committee has submitted its report within a week. As the teacher, Mushtaq Ahmad Tiploo, belongs to Education Department, we have recommended that he be declared ‘deadwood’ and be given compulsory retirement from service,” said Technical Education Minister Imran Reza Ansari.

The government had ordered a time-bound inquiry to probe the suicide of Adnan Hilal, who ended his life after he found that he had been declared failed in Physics paper.

Adnan’s father had applied for re-evaluation of the paper as his son was confident of having done well in the examination.

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The revised marking of the paper revealed that Adnan had not only passed the Physics examination, but was a class topper with an aggregate of 70 per cent in his first semester of the three-year-diploma in electronic engineering.

The story of callous marking of examination paper leading to Adnan’s suicide was widely reported in local as well as national media, drawing widespread criticism of the system.

Ansari had promised a time-bound probe into the incident and action against whoever is found guilty.

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