Students deprived of sitting in CBSE class X exam: Guardians hand over principal, director to police

Baripada: Irate guardians, whose children failed to appear in the annual CBSE class X examination yesterday, handed over the principal Sanjay Kumar Sen and director Srabani Sen of St. Francis Xavier High School here to police on Thursday.

According to sources, the parents also filed a complaint against the school officials over the issue with the Baripada town police.

The guardians thrashed the director Shrabani Sen and her husband and principal of the privately-run school Sanjay Kumar Sen while producing them before the police, sources added.

Binodini Pradhan, a parent, said, “My son is a bright scholar and he has a dream of becoming a doctor. But he failed to appear in the class X examination. Who will give back his one year which is going to be wasted?”

“We request through you to make some arrangements for the students of the school who failed to appear the annual examination,” Pradhan added.

Talking to the media, Baripada SDPO, Abhimanyu Nayak said police has registered a case against the principal and director of the school and started investigation into the case.

“If the allegations of the guardians are found as true, we will take appropriate action against the principal and director of the school,” he added.

On Wednesday, 20 students of Baripada-based St. Francis Xavier High School failed to appear in the annual CBSE class X examination due to the callous attitude of the school authorities.

The principal of the school brought the students to the Central School at CDA area in Cuttack to appear in the examination. However, the students were not allowed to sit in the examination as their names were not registered, sources said.

Following the incident, the irate parents of the candidates took the principal to the Chauliaganj police station. But the police advised the parents to file a complaint in this regard ar Baripada as the irregularities took place there.