March 12, 2014 3:13:54 am
A class XII student, appearing for the UP Board examination, attempted to commit suicide by consuming a poisonous substance after he failed to pay money that the exam centre in-charge had allegedly demanded to let him use unfair means.
The in-charge, who is also the principal of the school, had allegedly told the student that he won’t be allowed to appear for the exam if he didn’t pay the money. The incident occurred in Kaushambi district Monday.
The police said Akshay Sonkar, a farmer’s son, consumed the poisonous substance at his house. As he began vomiting, he was taken to Swaroop Rani Nehru Hospital in Allahabad. His condition was now reported to be stable.
Station Officer (Saini), Shail Singh, said an FIR has been registered on a complaint lodged by Kaushambi’s District Inspector of Schools, (DIoS) Prem Prakash. Centre in-charge Kamla Kant Mishra and other members of the school management have been booked under various sections related to the Examinations Ordinance.
“The FIR has also been registered under Section 116 (abetment to offence punishable with life imprisonment) of the IPC,” Singh said.
Akshay is a student of Bheem Rao Ambedkar Inter-College, Deviganj, and his exam centre was Ram Dutt Mishra Higher Secondary School, Bara Haveli. The centre in-charge and the principal of the said school was Kamla Kant Mishra.
Sub-Divisional Magistrate (Sirathu), B R Mishra, said: “During inspection, it was found that not only Kamla Kant, but even his father and grandfather were involved in demanding money from students. I have recommended changing the centre in-charge and also a registration of FIR.”
“Mediapersons told me that the boy consumed poisonous substance due to the demand of money. We have not been able to get in touch with the student,” he added.
DIoS Prem Prakash, meanwhile, said all staff involved has been changed.
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