OMR Sheet Missing: Complaint filed against 4, BSE to initiate action after police probe

Malkangiri: A day after the OMR sheets of the Mathematics paper of 108 students were found missing from their exam centre- SSD Padia High School in Malkangiri district, a complaint was filed against four persons of the government-run school today.

Acting on the directive of the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) in Odisha, the BEO today lodged an FIR at Padia police station against the Centre Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Observer and a peon of the school.

BSE president Jahan Ara Begum, meanwhile, stated that the Board will initiate stringent action against the accused after police probe is complete.

The complaint said the optical mark recognition (OMR) sheets of nearly 108 students, who appeared for Mathematics exam on Saturday, have gone missing from the school premises.

Malkangiri Superintendent of Police Jagmohan Meena said a team led by ASP UC Nayak has been sent to the school to conduct a thorough probe into the incident. “Investigation is in progress to ascertain the circumstances in which the OMR sheets went missing,” he said.

Malkangiri sub-collector Rameswar Pradhan and other senior officials also reached the school yesterday for conducting further investigation into the matter.

On the day of examination, photos of Mathematics question paper surfaced on social media on Saturday, prompting the state government to suspend three teachers in Kalahandi district.

Earlier, the question papers of Odia, Hindi and English subjects went viral on social media, putting the BSE, Odisha, in a tight spot.

The matriculation examinations began on February 22 and will conclude on March 8.

[With Agency Inputs]