Student made to remove bra over exam cheat fears
Vanguard Media – An Indian student said she was made to remove her bra in public by school authorities over exam cheating fears, minutes before sitting a crucial test.
Authorities issue strict dress codes to tackle widespread cheating on the entrance test for India’s prestigious medical colleges.
The student, who has not been identified, told media she was at the test center when a metal detector started to beep during a security check.
“At that time, they told me that without removing my innerwear I cannot enter the exam hall since they (bra hooks) are made of metal.
“So, I took off my bra there itself and gave it to my mom,” the student told NDTV news network.
The girl said that she lost all her “confidence and composure when I was asked to remove it in front of everybody”.
Cheating in exams is common in India including paying large bribes to buy test papers.
Hundreds of people were arrested in eastern Bihar state in 2015 for scaling the walls of schools and providing crib sheets and study materials to their relatives during exams.