Boy barred from exam over grandpa’s death

April 7th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhopal, April 7 (IANS) A Class II school student in Madhya Pradesh was barred from taking his examination because his grandfather died a few days ago and his teacher told him to “get pure” first.

Naveen Burman, a seven-year-old student of a government school at Baniyan Tola in Shahdol district, reached his school April 2 to take his exam. But a teacher told him he was not “pure” as a family member had died.

The boy told his parents about it. “We were shocked,” his father Rakesh Burman said. An inquiry has been ordered into the teacher’s conduct.

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