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Kerala NEET controversy: Two professors arrested

The two arrested persons are the teachers who were in charge of conducting the examination and had allegedly ordered the staff to conduct the screening.

July 21, 2022, 9:43 am

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Protest in Kerala over NEET controversy..

The Kerala police has arrested two more persons in connection with the NEET controversy that sparked widespread protest in the state.

The two arrested persons are the teachers who were in charge of conducting the examination and had allegedly ordered the staff to conduct screening of girls that included removing their innerwear.

The incident took place in Kollam on July 17. The girls appearing in NEET at the centre were asked to remove their innerwear including bra before entering the centre.

Those arrested on Thursday were identified as Professor Prezi Kurien and Dr Shamanad.

With this, the total number of people arrested so far has gone up to 7. The police had arrested 5 people till Wednesday. Three of these women were from the National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducted the exam, while two women were from the college.

After the incident came to light, the girls who were subjected to this humiliating screening narrated their horrifying experiences. It triggered protests in Kerala. The father of one of the girls registered an FIR following which the police made the arrests.

Kerala Higher education minister R Bindu asked the Centre to take strict action against the National Testing Agency that was entrusted to conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Undergraduate (NEET UG) exam.

First published: July 21, 2022
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