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Jharkhand girl jumps from school building after caught cheating

School authorities rushed to the girl’s rescue and immediately sent her to Nichitpur Nursing Home from where she was referred to RIMS. Her condition is said to be critical.

india Updated: Aug 04, 2017 16:22 IST
Subhash Mishra
Subhash Mishra
Dhanbad, Hindustan Times
School exam,Cheating,Class 12
The girl was writing her physics paper when a teacher found her allegedly copying from a sheet of paper. (Sanjeev Verma/HT file for representation)

A Class 12 student in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad district jumped from the building of her school after she was allegedly caught cheating in an examination on Thursday, police said on Friday.

According to reports, the incident occurred around 10.30am on Thursday at Saraswati Shishu Mandir in Shyamdih, Katras Bazar. The girl was writing her physics paper when a teacher found her allegedly copying from a sheet of paper. She was, however, allowed to finish the exam.

After the completion of the exam, the girl, whose identity has been kept secret, went to the roof of the building and jumped. School principal Sachidanand Singh said he was in his office when he heard a loud sound followed by screams. As he came out, he found the girl lying on the ground bleeding profusely.

School authorities rushed to her rescue and immediately sent her to Nichitpur Nursing Home. The police, as well as her parents, were informed about the incident.

The student, who sustained multiple injuries in the incident, was referred to Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) in state capital Ranchi after the nursing home doctors found her condition critical on Friday morning. She has fractured both her hands and legs.

Though the school principal denied the girl was caught cheating in the term exam, inspector of Katras police station, Sushma Kumari, said the student in her statement to police said she was caught cheating by a teacher and that out of fear and taboo she took the drastic step.

The police also interrogated the school principal and teachers regarding the incident. However, the teacher and students of her class refused to speak about the incident.

The nursing home doctors informed the police they found small chits of papers in her socks during treatment.

The girl’s father Rajkumar Mahto, who is an employee of a private company engaged in coal production, said he has three daughters and one son.

“I don’t know why she took such a step. She left home for school in a cheerful mood like any other day,” he said.

At RIMS, doctors stated her condition to be critical.

First Published: Aug 04, 2017 16:19 IST