Girl-examinee found gagged at lavatory of Madhyamik exam venue in Malda

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SOUMYA DE SARKAR
MALDA
12 Mar 2018

A girl examinee was found gagged in a toilet at an examination venue little before the Bengali paper of Madhyamik examinations commenced today. The girl’s hands were reportedly tied with a piece of cloth. School authorities immediately rescued the girl-examinee named Nivedita Biswas and sent her to block primary health centre in Bamangola block. However, the girl took the test with help of a writer after the doctors treated her. Police have started a probe into the matter.
It has been learnt from sources that Nivedita, daughter of Navin Biswas, a farmer entered Bamangola high school, her scheduled venue for Madhyamik examinations on time. But little before the examination started, some teachers of the school heard an unusual sound from the girls’ toilet.
They rushed inside and found Nivedita, a student of Chhatia Ramakrishna high school fallen on the floor. Her mouth was muffled and hands were tied with clothes.
The girl was immediately rescued and sent to Modipukur hospital for treatment. Doctors reportedly found that there was no fracture in her hands but she was terrified and shocked.
The matter was informed to district inspector of schools-secondary education (DIS-SE) Tapas Biswas.
“As the examinee was unable to write paper herself, she was provided with a writer and two teachers were especially appointed for her care and invigilation,” Biswas said.
The incident has caused mystery among other examinees too.
Biswas, father of the examinee said, “It’s strange that someone attacked my daughter just before commencement of her first board examinations. I believe that there could be motive behind it. Now, we are all concerned of her health.”
He said that a written complaint would be lodged with police to solve the mystery.