A 21-year-old student caught copying in the SSLC exam has been arrested. A female friend who sent him answers by phone is accused of the same offence.
Mohammed Asif was caught copying in the Kannada exam at the SGPTA School in Thyagaraja Nagar on Wednesday. Soon after getting the question paper, he took out the phone from his underwear, took a picture of the question paper and sent it to his 17-year-old friend. The girl sent him the answers.
Asif then got busy copying the answers from the phone. Mahabaleshwara Bhat, an exam supervisor, caught him red-handed. Bhat brought the matter to the notice of the senior supervisor, Suresh Nayak, who decided to inform the Banashankari police. Mobile phones are prohibited in the exam hall. Asif told the police he had failed the SSLC exam four times and was determined to pass this time by hook or crook. Asif and his friend were booked under the Karnataka Education Act, 1983, and IPC sections 120B (punishment for criminal conspiracy) and 188 (disobedience to an order duly promulgated by public servant), police said.