Teachers stop copying, beaten up by students during madhyamik exams
Some Madhyamik examinees beat up three teachers including the assistant head master and ransacked rooms of Nagendranath High School at Mudipara in Jalpaiguri as they were not allowed to copy during English examination on Tuesday.
On Wednesday morning, the students entered the school building to appear for Geography examinations. The school gate was opened around half-an-hour ahead of the examinations. Total 324 students are appearing for examinations at same school.
According to information, the examinees rushed inside the school and before anyone could have understood anything, some of them started ransacking some rooms. They damaged furniture, fans and other valuables in some classrooms.
When the students were damaging the valuables, others were tried to find a safe place inside the school premises.
Hearing a loud cry, the teachers rushed to the classrooms and found that the students were breaking the tube-lights. They had not even spared the ceiling fans. When the teachers intervened to bring the situation under control, the students pushed them and allegedly passed lewd comments. The teachers were even beaten up.
The assistant headmaster Babulal Das received injuries on his right leg. The two other teachers Sandip Chowdhury and Ramesh Chandra Roy were also injured. The situation came under control when other teachers intervened. The injured teachers were taken to hospital for treatment.
However, the Geography examination on Wednesday started at the right time and all the students had appeared for the examination.
The assistant headmaster said he doesn’t know that why the students ransacked the classrooms. “We may try to ascertain the reason behind the incident,” he said.
It may be mentioned that many pieces of papers containing answer were found from toilets and behind the school premises. Thus, it was suspected that the students ransacked the classrooms as they were not allowed to copy in Tuesday’s examination.
The West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) has asked the school authorities to send a report in this connection and necessary steps will be taken after receiving the report.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday stopped near Gokhale Memorial School on her way to Nabanna finding some Madhyamik examinees waiting to enter the examination centre. The examinees approached the Chief Minister as soon as she came out from her car. She wished good luck to the examinees and left the place after a few minutes.