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Boy held for making TikTok video of question paper

A 16-year-old student was held in West Bengal’s Malda district for allegedly making a TikTok video of the English question paper for the Class 10 state board exams and sharing it on the social media, police said.

The incident happened in Baidyanathpur High School in Ratua police station area of the district.

It is alleged that soon after the exam began, the boy clicked three pages of the question paper while sitting inside the classroom, edited it on the TikTok app, added Bollywood music to the video and circulated it on social media, police said.

He will be produced before the district Juvenile Justice Board on Thursday, they said.

District Education Department sources said that the accused’s examination has been cancelled and he has been expelled.

The purported video, which shows some multiple choice and essay-type questions, started making rounds within an hour of the beginning of the examinations at 12 p.m.

The incident created a furore among parents and examinees, who questioned the security of examination centres where neither students nor the teachers are being allowed to carry any electronic gadgets.

Officials said Superintendent of Police Alok Rajoria is himself leading a probe into the security lapse at the examination centre.

The authorities have also suspended internet services in some areas near schools spread over 42 blocks of the State, to prevent any malpractices.

A top West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) source, however, said that a very few questions in the purported video matched with the original English question paper.

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