Monday, April 9, 2012

Refused cheating in exam, youths kill teacher

SONIPAT: In a bizarre incident, a teacher succumbed to his injuries on Sunday after two youths ploughed their car into him on Saturday evening when he refused to allow their friend to cheat in the matriculation examinations of Haryana Open School, near Lahrada village of the district.
Mukesh Kumar, 38, a resident of Harsana Kalan village, who is a teacher in Ramjas Public School in Sonipat, died at Jaipur Golden Hospital in Delhi. The accused, who are yet to be arrested, have been identified as Vikram,30, of Harsana Kalan village and Hariom,26, of Bindroli village.
The investigating officer, assistant sub-inspector Naresh Gautam, said that the teacher was on way back home on his motorcycle when he was stopped by the youths near Lahrada village.
"When the teacher refused to oblige, the infuriated duo ran their car over him twice and fled. Some villagers from nearby fields rushed to his help and took him to the hospital. Kumar has given a statement before his death and identified the accused," the investigation officer stated.
The Haryana education board figures on students caught cheating have revealed that the state has earned notoriety with regard to use of unfair means in exams.
A large number of copying cases had been detected in the recently concluded 10th and 10+2 examinations of regular students.
As many as 2,447 candidates were booked for using unfair means and 20 teachers were relieved from examination duty during the semester examinations of Board of School Education, Haryana, which concluded on April 4.

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