Two more teachers arrested in Kerala NEET controversy

Two teachers in charge of conducting the exam were arrested on Thursday, July 21 in the Kerala NEET harassment controversy, taking the total number of suspects in custody in the case to seven.

According to the police, Prof Priji Kurian and Dr Shamnad, the two arrested issued directions to the officials/staffers at the college for the controversial inspection.

Earlier, five persons, including two college staffers, were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly forcing students to remove innerwear before attending the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) in Kerala’s Kollam on July 17. Three of the arrested were from the agency entrusted to conduct the exam by the National Testing Agency.

Soon after the incident came to light, Kerala Higher education minister R Bindu asked the Centre to take strict action against the National Testing Agency that was entrusted to conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Undergraduate (NEET UG) exam.

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