A man was recently arrested in Punjab’s Faridkot for attempting to take an examination by impersonating a girl, police said. The youth, identified as Angrez Singh from Fazilka, was appearing for the exam of multi-purpose health workers held by Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, in DAV Public School in Kotkapura on January 7.
The university administration, with the help of biometric devices, caught the accused who had forged a fake identity with counterfeit Aadhar and voter cards.
The university administration promptly filed a complaint with the police, suspecting the possibility of involvement in a larger network. This incident follows a similar case reported earlier.
The boy, who had dressed as a girl for the examination was adorned with red bangles, a bindi, lipstick, and was seated wearing a ladies’ suit.
Dr Rajeev Sud, Vice-Chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences told India Today TV that Angrez was appearing for the exam on behalf of a girl, identified as Paramjit Kaur, a resident of Fazilka.
The man was immediately taken into custody by police and the real candidate’s form has also been rejected by the administration. A case has been registered against the accused and further investigation is underway.
“We received a complaint from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, and we are currently investigating the matter. We will take appropriate action after completing our inquiry,” Faroidkot SP Jasmeet Singh said.
(With inputs by Prem Passi)