Bihar: Sleeves of women appearing in exam cut-off in ‘full public view’

Patna: As a ‘disciplinary measure’, the sleeves of women who appeared for a competitive exam in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district, were cut off using scissors and blades in ‘full public view’, said an official on Sunday. The incident made headlines after a footage of the incident appeared on local news channels.

District Education Officer Lalan Prasad Singh informed that the female candidates who were writing for the nursing entrance exam of Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB), were advised not to wear full sleeves. Their sleeves were cut short after they failed to adhere to the norm.

“The education department conducted an inquiry into the incident and barred the school from holding competitive exams in future,” Deccan Chronicle quoted Singh as saying in a report published by PTI. Singh further added that the exam superintendent has also been debarred for life.