Watch: People climb Maharashtra school wall to help students cheat
In a shocking incident, a group of men climbed the boundary wall of a school in Yavatmal, Maharashtra, to help students cheat during an examination. The men reportedly passed chits to the students, who were writing their tests for the Class X examinations on Tuesday. A video of the incident has gone viral on social media. Here are more details.
According to ANI, the incident occurred at the Zila Parishad School in Yavatmal's Mahagaon. Blaming an incomplete boundary wall, exam center controller AS Chaudhary said, "The boundary wall of our school compound is incomplete, so we have asked police to increase the security. We have repeatedly contacted them over the phone." Chaudhary added that the school is committed to holding fair examinations.
#WATCH Maharashtra: People seen climbing the boundary walls and providing chits to students, writing their class X Matriculation examination at Zila Parishad School, Mahagaon in Yavatmal district. (03.03.2020) pic.twitter.com/IqwC4tdhLQ— ANI (@ANI) March 3, 2020
The incident brings back memories from the infamous cheating case in Bihar in 2015, when relatives of examinees scaled walls of exam centers to help them cheat. The incident occurred during Class X Board examinations at Mahnar in Bihar's Vaishali. Bihar is notably notorious for cheating scandals and over 1,000 people were taken into custody from the 1,217 centers across the state in 2015.
In a separate incident, four pages of a Marathi language question paper were leaked on WhatsApp in Maharashtra's Jalgaon district around the time when the SSC Board's first exam started on Tuesday. The Nashik division of Maharashtra State Board for Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) has since lodged an FIR with the district's cybercrime police against unknown persons.