Jail inmate scores 80.4% in class XII board exam
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.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- I know why Indrani Mukherjea murdered my sister Sheena: Mikhail Bora
- OROP issue: With no breakthrough in sight, Army veterans may meet PM Narendra Modi today
- Sheena Bora murder case: All that we know about Indrani Mukherjea
- Pregnant teen buried alive, wakes up in coffin
- Sheena Bora murder case: Indrani Mukherjea's former husband, Sanjeev Khanna, arrested by Mumbai Police