The Principal of Vidyarthi Degree College and six others were arrested for leaking the BSc mathematics question paper of Andhra University. K Suresh, the principal of the college himself leaked the paper to cover up for his own failure to take classes of the BSc students.


Since the students did not have any classes, the principal feared that they might end up failing. So, to make sure that they pass, the principal ended up leaking the question paper a day prior to the exam. His action made him and a lecturer of math and a few students party of an offence. 

Upon investigation, it was revealed that after a lecturer had left the college, there were no proper classes. The students were not happy with the new lecturer Murali. Then a student named P Gunaji suggested to the principal cum chief superintendent of the exam that he should leak the paper to make sure that the students get good marks, the New Indian Express quoted DCP (Law & Order) Naveen Gulati as saying. 


Then the trio opened the sealed papers, the computer operator of the college printed photocopy of the same and Gunaji and three of his friends distributed the question paper via WhatsApp group messaging. 


The police arrested the principal, Murali, the computer operator K Santosh, Gunaji, B Demudu Naidu, P Thrinadh, and Vijaya and a case has been booked under Sections 4(b) and 8 of the AP Public Examination ((Prevention of Malpractices and Unfair Means) Act-1997.


To make sure that students make the most of it, the maths lecturer Murali solved the question paper and Whatsapp the answers along with the questions to the students. The authorities came to know about the leak when the messages reached the Andhra University authorities about an hour before the exam time. Though they cancelled the exam, but students already started writing in various exam centres.