A student appearing in the Madhyamik exams that began on Monday, Nivedita Biswas, of Chhatian High School under the Bamongola police station in Malda was found bound with ropes, gagged and blindfolded in the bathroom of the Bamongola High School this morning.
She had gone to school to appear in the first language exam on the first day. The incident created a flutter in the area, while Biswas was sent to the Modipukur Hospital for treatment.
She was also provided a writer and some extra time to finish her first day’s exam. The entire matter is being investigated by the police, it is learnt.
According to sources, the student who had gone to the bathroom did not return even as the exam began. Now worried, the friends, along with invigilators at the venue, started searching for her.
Some girls heard someone “groaning” in the bathroom, and they broke open the door to find Nivedita tied up with ropes and her mouth covered and eyes blindfolded.
Students around said that some girls of other schools who were known to her had engaged in a brawl with her and that they were the ones to leave her bound and blindfolded, Nivedita’s friends said.
The district inspector of schools and the convener for the Madhyamik Examinations in Malda, Tapas Biswas, said, “Every arrangement was made for the student to write her paper at the hospital itself.” Superintendent of Police, Malda, Arnab Ghosh, said police are looking into the matter.