A candidate from Midnapore appearing for the entrance test of the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) was shocked to find his admit card sporting the photo of a dog.
Eighteen-year-old Soumyadip Mahato’s woes did not end there – he earned the wrath of the minister in-charge of technical education, who believes the student intentionally submitted a dog’s photo to malign the government.
If the test scheduled for Sunday was not cancelled after the question papers were leaked, Mahato would possibly have had to give it a miss.
Mahato, who belongs to an impoverished family living in the former Maoist stronghold of Jirapara, spotted the photo of the dog when he downloaded the admit card for the ITI entrance test from the official website on Friday. His address and other details on the card were correct.