Kerala Police exam topper held for stabbing college student

first_imgThe cantonment police in Thiruvananthapuram have arrested two students of the Thiruvananthapuram College, who are rank holders in Kerala Public Service Commission, for allegedly stabbing a college student. One of the two has also topped the police exam.The two accused are also office-bearers of the Student Federation of India (SFI). A total of six students have been arrested in connection with the matter, and all of them are SFI office-bearers.The incident of stabbing happened on Friday.Sivaranjith topped the police selection test, while Naseem ranks 27th. Both were taken in custody on Monday. The arrests took place after clashes erupted in the campus.According to the police, Sivaranjith and Naseem are the first and second accused, respectively in the case.On Friday, a third year BA student, Akhil, was allegedly stabbed by SFI unit officer bearers. Sivaranjith allegedly stabbed Akhil, while Naseem held him from behind. The police had earlier issued lookout notice against eight students in connection with the incident.The police team has recovered empty and written bundles of Kerala University answer sheets from Sivaranjith’s house in Thiruvananthapuram. The police team has also recovered a seal of Physical Education Director, Kerala University, along with the answer sheets. This has raised suspicion about Sivaranjith’s academic track record as well.Sivaranjith came first in the police selection test conducted by the Kerala Public Service Commission. His sports performance gave him an edge. The university administration, after a preliminary inquiry, has confirmed that they have not lost any seals from the physical education department. This has raised questions on whether Sivaranjith has made fake seals and certificate to procure extra marks.Kerala University Vice-Chancellor VP Mahadevan Pillai has ordered an internal inquiry about the answer sheets and seals recovered from Sivaranjith’s home. The inquiry will be conducted by Pro Vice-Chancellor and Controller of Examinations. The inquiry team will also probe into the role of college administration and staff who might have helped the accused procure the materials.advertisementALSO READ | Govt official stabbed to death in DelhiALSO WATCH | UP BJP leader thrashes police officer in Meerutlast_img

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