A clash broke out between officials of the examination department of Patliputra University and a group of students over alleged irregularities in marking the exam. dr. Rishikesh Kumar, the varsity’s deputy exam controller, is said to have suffered head injuries during the brawl that took place around 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 12. exams and they had started talking about the matter, Live Hindustan reported. Instead of engaging in a dialogue, the officials behaved and started fighting, the students claimed.
Local student leader Vikas Boxer, who was present at the time of the incident, said the “attack” on students was ordered by exam leader Mahesh Mandal over a recent protest over his involvement in irregularities in checking exam papers. He claimed many of the students were also injured in Thursday night’s brawl and threatened to protest if the officials involved were not acted upon.
While both groups have declined to file FIR on the incident, PPU Vice-Chancellor Prof RK Singh has secured action against those involved after a fair investigation.
However, PPU’s Proctor Manoj Kumar claimed the incident happened after a number of students tried forcibly to increase their grades in exam copies. Prof Kumar said that no one from outside is allowed to enter the exam department, but a group of 10-12 students entered the office and started misbehaving. When officials refused to bow to their demand for higher grades, students began to misbehave and attack officials.
He added that the time to meet the university is fixed and when the students came, officials were busy with the examination process. Prof Kumar said that since there were very few officials in the office after 7pm, the students had come with the intention of influencing the grading process.
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