Patna: More than 200 school students, caught cheating in the Class 10 board exam, were expelled and nearly 100 parents, who helped them use unfair means, were arrested in Bihar on Wednesday.

"The students were expelled on charges of adopting unfair means. Nearly 100 parents or guardians were arrested for abetment," an official of Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) said.

According to board officials, the students were caught cheating on the first day of the exam on Wednesday. Some reports said even teachers deployed at exam centres and policemen were seen helping students cheat.

According to the board, over 1.3 million students across Bihar appeared for the Class 10 exams. The BSEB, which conducts the examinations, said it has made elaborate arrangements for peaceful and fair exams.

However, there were reports of widespread cheating from Shekhpura, Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Patna, Jehanabad and Bhagalpur.

(Agencies)

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