Ghaziabad: A Meerut district jail inmate, accused of committing murder, has scored 80.4 percent in class XII UP Board examinations, the highest among prisoners in the state, a senior official said.
Sonu, who was lodged in the prison since 2009 on a murder charge, appeared for higher secondary examination of UP Board from the prison examination centre here.
"Sonu has got distinction in all subjects, including English, and he was overjoyed last evening when he saw his result on the computer here," Jail Superintendent VK Singh
He said 20 inmates from different jails of Meerut division applied for the class XII examination out of which 17 appeared for the exams.
Out of which 16 were declared successful, with two of them getting a first division with distinction. Only one examinee was unsuccessful, he said.
"Sonu`s percentage is only five per cent less than the
percentage of the topper of UP Board in Meerut Division," he
"The view that prisons produce criminals is now
changing," District Magistrate R Ramesh Kumar has said.
More opportunities of higher education will be provided
to jail inmates and convicted criminals if they are interested
in getting education, he said.