Dumka, June 3: Principal of AS College today faced the wrath of his students for making his son appear for two board exams this year.
Around 150 students, belonging to Chatra Sangh and Chatra JD(U), went on a rampage at principal Nagashwar Sharma's office, ransacking furniture and breaking the nameplate. They also locked the institute for an indefinite period.
Sharma was in his cabin when the incident took place, but escaped sensing trouble.
The protesters alleged that Sharma had misused his position to admit his son, Navin Prakash, at two institutes — Gita Devi DAV School and AS College — so that he could appear for both CBSE Class XII and intermediate examinations this year.
According to them, Sharma had done this to make more college options available for his son. If Navin failed to score good marks in one board exam, he could get a berth in a good college by showing the marks of the other exam, the students pointed out.
President of Chatra Sangh Ajoy Dubey said Navin had appeared for the CBSE exam from Gita Devi DAV School and secured 68.8 per cent in science while he scored 82.8 per cent in intermediate examination from AS College. Suman Pandit, the president of Chatra JD(U), demanded an inquiry. They said they would keep the institute under lock and key till Sidho-Kanhu Murmu University (SKMU) takes action.
SKMU registrar A.N. Pathak said he was unaware of the incident while principal Sharma declined to comment on the matter.
June 4, 2009 / Telegraph