Thiruvanathapuram: The four women teachers who were involved in an incident that occurred outside TISK Higher Secondary School in Payyanur where a 17 year old girl, a NEET aspirant was made to take off her inner in the open, before entering the Examination centre have been suspended. The girl has felt avenged for the humiliation and cost she paid to sit for the competitive medical exam.The suspension orders were issued on Tuesday amidst widespread protests
The Kannur girl was made to take off her bra as part of the stringent measures undertaken by the CBSE authorities to come down heavily on reports of cheating happening at National level examinations.
The state Human Rights Commission had sought a report on the incident from the district police Chief on the Sunday incident. A protest march was also organized outside the school premises and the incident was also taken up for discussion during the state’s Assembly session., where members unanimously condemned the action.
“Four teachers have been suspended and the school management has constituted a two-member panel to enquire the whole incident,” a school spokesperson told the HT.
The girl who choose to remain anonymous in her narration told the authorities that she was asked to remove her inner as the metal detector beeped, while scanning the steel buckle of her inner. She said since there were just 10 minutes left for the exam to begin, as it was 9.20am, when the check took place, she removed her garment in the open, in the absence of a bathroom, nearby, and after handing it to her mother walked into the examination hall.
Calling it a humiliating experience, she said she felt nervous and had difficulty in performing well, once inside.
Students complained of the examination centres having turned into war zones, with long sleeves being cut with at hand scissors. Authorities on their part had positioned huge police teams to frisk candidates and had ordered a strict dress code to control cheating and irregularities at this all India Level exam.