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KCPCR notice to school over fraud complaint

A woman has filed a complaint with Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KCPCR) against one of the top schools in the city, accusing its authorities of demanding money to promote

Published: 21st September 2017 02:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st September 2017 07:16 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: A woman has filed a complaint with Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KCPCR) against one of the top schools in the city, accusing its authorities of demanding money to promote her son. The 9th standard student was detained in the main examinations held during April 2017. The commission on Wednesday issued notice to Bishop Cotton Boys School and directed the authorities concerned to appear before it within 48 hours.

On September 11, the single parent approached the panel and alleged that the school authorities were involved in fraud. The complaint, a copy of which is available with Express, reads, “Filing this complaint to bring it to the knowledge of the commission about the gross illegalities, fraud and  discriminatory acts willfully committed by the Bishop  Cotton Boys school authorities against my son. My son was purposely failed in class 9 even though he performed well in the final exams in April 2017. Since around 132 students from different standards had  failed in the exams, a re-test was conducted during May  2017 for all of them. Though the result of  other students was put up on notice board, my son’s result was deliberately withheld. When asked, principal told my son has failed and refused to show his answer sheets.”

In the complaint, the parent also mentioned about one DM Aldrin, who claimed to be the executive committee member of the school and sought R`50,000 to pass her son after the second re-test. “I even paid Rs 50,000 to that person, but my son was failed again. When questioned, the principal and staff behaved rudely with me. I even approached Bishop and  filed a complaint, but no action was initiated. ‘’
A complaint was also registered with Cubbon Park police  station on September 8 in this regard. The complainant then said she also had voice messages and records.

In the order passed on Wednesday, the KCPCR directed school authorities to produce before the commission immediately copies of all marksheets and the answer scripts related to the student for 2016-17  academic year. It has also asked the school to produce answer  scripts of re-tests. Sources said at least ten parents have approached the panel with similar complaints. When Express tried to contact the principal, he did not respond.



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