Special Correspondent

COIMBATORE: A student’s attempt to write an examination on behalf of his friend has landed both of them in jail.

Arulkarthik (22), doing his Masters in Computer Applications in a private college near the city, attempted to write an examination for his friend Jayaprakash (22) to clear an arrear in one of the subjects the latter had while doing his final year undergraduate course.

According to the police, as Jayaprakash was working in a private company in Chennai, the two decided that Arulkarthik would write the examination. Arulkarthik affixed his photo on the hall ticket in place of that of Jayaprakash.

But, an examination supervisor from Anna University got suspicious during a check at the examination hall. On verification, he found that Arulkarthik was not the actual candidate.

A complaint was made with the Kuniamuthur Police and the two were arrested, the police said.