The Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has taken a case against the invigilator who denied bathroom break to a class 10 student during the examination. This had forced the student to defecate inside the exam hall on Tuesday.
Commission chairperson P Suresh took the case against the invigilator of Kadakkal Government Higher Secondary School, based on media reports about the incident.
The student, who was appearing for the Chemistry examination, had informed about stomach ache and asked permission for using the bathroom. But the invigilator denied the request. The student then turned weak and he could not even write the exam properly, the statement released by commission says.
The commission also reports that the invigilator did not convey the information regarding the incident to the chief superintendent of exams.
According to a statement released by the commission, action will be taken against the invigilator on grounds that the student had to face mental trauma and also could not write the exam properly after that.
The commission says that it had earlier itself made it clear in its statements that students appearing for exams should be provided with facilities for drinking water. The commission has also stated that students should be given facilities to use bathrooms under the invigilator’s vigil.
The students’s father had earlier told TNM that they had registered a complaint with the police regarding the incident. As per the request of the parents, the police will start enquiring the case after the examinations are over. “He is already stressed, we do not want to increase it further,” the student’s father told TNM earlier.