Published: 04th June 2018
Telangana engineering graduate duped 40 students in the pretext of providing IELTS, TOEFL answer keys
Yuvraj Singh of Jalandhar used to give the key hours before the examination. Kurra Kiran Kumar managed to get key for about 40 students who appeared for the tests
An engineering graduate from Nizamabad duped about 40 students who wanted to study abroad, to the tune of Rs 50 lakh on the pretext of providing them 'answer key' for the questions before the IELTS, PTE and TOEFL examinations.
Kurra Kiran Kumar (26), an unemployed living in Kukatpally completed engineering from a private college at Nizamabad in 2013. Till 2016, he worked as site engineer with a company at Bengaluru for a salary of Rs 20,000.
He then quit the job and decided to go abroad to pursue higher education in Australia and started preparing for IELTS Examination (International English Language Testing System). While undergoing coaching at an institute, Kiran met one Yuvraj Singh of Jalandhar.
Yuvraj told Kiran that he knew the persons who conduct the IELTS, PET (Pearson Tests of English) and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and can arrange the key of answers. Yuvraj asked Kiran to arrange candidates and demanded Rs 1.5 lakh as commission to provide the answer keys."
Yuvraj used to give the key hours before the examination. Kiran managed to get key for about 40 students who appeared for the tests and they scored well. All of them are studying in abroad now. However, he could not arrange the key for another 40 students, but had collected around Rs 50 lakh from them," said DCP (Task Force) P Radha Kishan Rao on Sunday.
The students who could not get the key, have filed complaints with the police. So far, four cases have been registered against Kiran at Chaitanyapuri, Malakpet, Saifabad, and Mirchowk. Hunt is on for the another accused Yuvraj, said DCP Rao in a note.