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Police to look into MMC plaint against student

According to the dean of MMC, an internal inquiry is also under way and it is only suspicion at this point.

According to the dean of MMC, an internal inquiry is also under way and it is only suspicion at this point.  

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DME officials suspect another case of NEET impersonation

The police have launched an inquiry into a complaint lodged by the Madras Medical College (MMC) seeking investigation into a suspected case of impersonation involving one of its second-year MBBS students.

A senior police officer said the college approached them to conduct an inquiry into the case. He claimed that they are yet to get the student’s complete records. However, college authorities said a formal complaint was lodged on Wednesday.

“Only after we receive the documents can we begin the inquiry. Once we have all the details, we will conduct a thorough background check of the student including his education and where he attended coaching classes for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). If he turns out to be an offender, we will hand the case over to the CB-CID,” he said.

Officials said the Directorate of Medical Education (DME) received information that a second-year student of MMC was involved in impersonation. Officials, while verifying the complaint, found that the photograph of the student in the NEET admit card did not match that on the MMC records.

Old photograph?

“We come across instances in which students have submitted old photographs such as those from class X. So, we told the MMC dean to lodge a police complaint. Now, the police will have to verify,” R. Narayana Babu, Director of Medical Education, said.

R. Jayanthi, dean of Madras Medical College, said they lodged a formal complaint with the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Flower Bazaar, on Wednesday. “We had also conducted an internal inquiry. This is only a case of suspicion as of now,” she said.

Complaints of impersonation in NEET surfaced in the State after a student gained admission for MBBS at the Government Theni Medical College by engaging an impersonator to appear for the exam. The CB-CID, conducting an inquiry into the case, have arrested five students.

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