Tinsukia: Caught cheating in exams, teen girl goes missing

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Tinsukia Sadar police have launched an investigation after the family informed the police about the incident
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Don Bosco High School, Tinsukia

Guwahati: The parents of a ninth-standard student from Don Bosco High School, Tinsukia are at their wits’ end trying to trace their daughter, who went missing in the morning hours on Thursday.

According to reports, Monalisa Rajkhowa, daughter of Praveen Rajkhowa of Kakratali in Tinsukia was asked to her call her parents for a meeting after she was caught copying during the half-yearly examination on Wednesday.

Speaking to the media, the principal of the Don Bosco High School, Tinsukia, said, “In the afternoon hours of the half-yearly exam on Wednesday, the girl was caught with some chits inside a handkerchief. She appeared for her English paper. Thereafter, she was brought to my office by the invigilator (teacher exam on duty). But just to give her a fair chance, I allowed her to re-appear. Later, I told her to call her parents on Thursday for a meeting.”

Having found that the girl didn’t come to school on Thursday, the school authority decided to contact her parents directly, informed the principal.

Unfortunately, her parents’ number was found switched off and then one of the school teachers got in touch with a friend of the girl and informed her about the incident, said the principal.

The parents of the missing girl raised a hue and cry at the school premises and blamed the school authority for not contacting them personally after their daughter was caught copying during the examination.

It is also learned that some of her friends at Don Bosco School had seen her walking towards the roadside and her school uniform.

However, the same hasn’t been confirmed by the competent authority.

Meanwhile, Tinsukia Sadar police have launched an investigation after the family informed the police about the incident.

With inputs from Keshab Mahanta (Tinsukia)

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