Notes on Anju’s hall ticket from study text but not on answer sheet: Report

Notes on Anju’s hall ticket from study text but not on answer sheet: Report
Anju P Shaji

Kottayam: The notes on the hall ticket of Anju P Shaji, the student of St Anthony's College in Kanjirapally who was found dead in the Meenachilal river after she left the examination centre, are from the study text but they are not on her answer sheet, the MG University has said.

The university said this in a report submitted to Kanjirapally DySP J Santosh Kumar, who is leading the investigation in the case that is looking into whether the student committed suicide after being accused of cheating while giving the sixth semester BCom exam at the BVM Holycross College, Cherpungal, her exam centre.

The police had written to the university’s examinations controller C E Sreejith to submit a report after checking whether the notes written on the back of the hall ticket seized by the college authorities were also found on Anju's answer sheets.

One of the senior professors at the university checked the answer sheets and the hall ticket. The inspection was carried out using a copy of the hall ticket that the police had provided.

The DySP said that only after receiving the test results from the Kochi Regional Forensic Lab can it be ascertained if the handwriting on the hall ticket was Anju’s. Her hall tickets and notebooks have already been sent to the lab, he said.

Meanwhile, vice-chancellor Dr Sabu Thomas has asked a committee comprising Syndicate members P Shanavas, Dr B Keralavarma, P Harikrishnan and Dr B V S Shajila to submit a final report on the issue. The new committee was set up as the term of the previous syndicate had ended.

P Shanavas said the report will be submitted after taking the statements of three more students who had written the exam with Anju.

Anju, a native of Podimattom, Kanjirapally, went missing on June 6 after leaving the examination centre. Her body was recovered from Meenachilal on the morning of June 8.

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