An invigilator of the SSC exams had to be withdrawn after he assaulted several students during an examination in Chandina upazila of Cumilla.
The invigilator, Md Salauddin, was withdrawn from the exam centre on Saturday to allow a fair investigation into what actually led to his shocking behaviour, said Chandina Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Taposh Sheel.
The incident took place on Thursday, the first day of the Dakhil examinations, at the Chandina Al Amin Islamia Kamil Madrasa. Among eleven reported victims, eight are from the same madrasa as the exam centre, and three attend the Abedanoor Fazil Madrasa.
On condition of anonymity, the victims said during the examination of the MCQ section of Quran Majeed subject, Salauddin beat them with a ruler "for failing to fill the set code circle in the Optical Mark Reader".
Later, the victims submitted a written complaint to the secretary of their exam centre.
When contacted, accused Salahuddin denied the allegation against him, saying he only "scolded them" for their mistake, and there was no physical beating involved.