Four teachers have been suspended for harassing female candidate who appeared for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test or NEET was allegedly forced to remove her inner-wear before entering the examination hall.
Candidates who appeared for NEET at a centre in Kannur district of Kerala, under the pretext of CBSE regulations. The teachers, Sheeja, Shafina, Bindu and Shahina have been suspensed for one month, pending inquiry against them, sources said. The management of TISK English Medium School took action against the teachers following widespread protests against the shocking case of a girl candidate allegedly forced by invigilators to remove her top inner wear before entering the hall.
Late tonight, Kannur Police registered a case under section 504 of IPC (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and section 509 of IPC (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) on the basis ofa complaint by the girl student who was forced to remove her bra, police said.
In a related incident, examination officials at a school in Ernakulam in Kerala were booked for allegedly trimming the shirt sleeves of a student as part of the CBSE's steps to curb cheating in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET),held on May 7. Police went to the residence of the girl and recorded herstatement, sources said.
According to the girl, the female security personnel forced her to remove inner-wear to ensure she had no cheating material. She further alleged that other girls also faced similar harrowing experience due to the strict dress code imposed by the examination authorities.
Following the NEET exam, the girl disclosed the alleged torment she went through to the media personnel. The examination centre officials forced her to remove the innerwear despite her protest, she alleged.
Similar blatant episode was faced by another female candidate at the Kannur exam hall where she was allegedly forced to remove metal button from her jeans, along with a pocket which led her to replace the jeans. Her father, said he had to find a cloth shop nearly 3 kms away from the examination centre to bring her a pant for replacement, according to the reports.
Strict action has been demanded by the Congress’ women wing against the authorities who caused such tormenting experience to the female candidates.
With Inputs from PTI