Board exam candidate attacked by `cheating mafia`

Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 16:46

Aligarh: A student appearing for his intermediate examination was attacked and seriously wounded after he reportedly failed to pay `protection money` to the members of a `cheating mafia`, police said on Thursday.

According to a complaint lodged with Atrauli police, Wajid Ali was yesterday returning from his examination centre in Nagaichpara when he was accosted by four persons who demanded that he pay a sum of Rs 6,000 in exchange for the `permission` to appear in the exams.

When he refused to concede their demand, they attacked him with sticks and wounded him. Later, he lodged a complaint over the attack.

Several complaints have been registered over the past few days regarding the activities of what is being described as a `cheating mafia` active in Atrauli, sources said.

Senior district officials have been investigating the matter, they said.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 16:46

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