- A Kerala girl student had to remove her innerwear to answer NEET
- The girl alleged an external observer was staring "at her chest"
- A similar incident occured during last year's NEET exam in Kerala
The student had gone to Lion's school at Koppam, in Kerala's Palakkad district, to take the National Eligiblity-cum-Entrance Test or NEET conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE.
"My sister became mentally tense, found it difficult to write the exam properly," her sister told television channels, according to PTI. Her sister, she said, tried to cover herself with the question paper whenever the male external observer came close, since he kept looking "at her chest" and not her face.
Kerala police officers said they are speaking to "more witnesses" who had appeared for the test in the same school.
A case was registered under section 509 (eve teasing by word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code.
A bizarre dress code was implemented during last year's NEET exam at a centre in Kerala's Kannur, allegedly to check cheating during the exams. Women candidates were asked to wear "light clothes with half sleeves not having big buttons or brooch/badge or flowers, with salwar/ trouser and slippers or sandals with low heels, not shoes".
A student was also told to remove the button on her jeans after it had set off the metal detector at the exam centre.
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