Two SSLC students in dock for exam paper leak in Bengaluru, 14 others detained

All precautions were taken to ensure confidential and secure transportation of the question papers.  If such things happen, the headmaster of the school will be held responsible
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North division police on Tuesday detained 14 SSLC students of three private schools located Bangarapete in connection with preparatory mathematics question paper leak. On February 18, Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) admitted that the mathematics and English question papers for preparatory Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination for 10th standard students, was leaked beforehand and it was held in the same day.

A senior police officer said that Basavaraj, a gazetted officer has filed the case before North CEN and a special team gathered details and tracked down the students who downloaded the question paper on hello App and circulated in other WhatsApp group to share the paper. The officer had also named two of the accused Rakesh and Prashanth and both are interrogated.

The duo are aged 18 years and based on their information 14 students along with their parents were taken into custody and their statements have been recorded. During the interrogation the role of the students confirmed and they had shared the question papers to other students. However, the investigations are on to track down the person who uploaded the question paper first. .

They will be booked under juvenile justice act and handed over to state home once the investigations completed.

It may be recalled that In the previous report, the director of KSEEB had responded saying that there were different modalities for preparatory and main board exams. All precautions were taken to ensure confidential and secure transportation of the question papers. If such things happen, the headmaster of the school will be held responsible, the director added.

Following two question papers leak, Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Suresh Kumar held a meeting between Department of Public Instruction Commissioner with officials and strict instructions were issued to take responsibility for this.

Claims a girl's life

A day after the question paper leak, an SSLC girl student has taken her life unable to withstand the pressure at Madhugiri in Tumakuru. The girl was found hanging in her house at Ayyappaswamy extension. The initial investigations were revealed that she had shared the question paper of a preparatory examination, English, on a WhatsApp group with her friends. Later, when her parents found out, they objected to it.

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