Kottayam:  Addressing media, Holy Cross College officials presented the hall ticket of the student, whose body was found in a river. College authorities also shared CCTV footage from the exam hall to support their claim. This is in response to the student’s family denying allegations made by the authorities that she was caught for malpractice during the exam.  The student had allegedly written portions of the subject on the back of her hall ticket.

Anju P Shaji, a degree student of Kanjirappally St Antony’s Parallel College went missing on Saturday evening. Her body was found in Meenachil river in Kerala's Kottayam district. On the same day, she had appeared for her final year exam in Holy Cross College.

The hall ticket displays that portions of the subject were written on the back of her hall ticket using a pencil. The examination started at 1:30 pm and she was caught for malpractice at 1.50 pm.

As the students can leave the examination hall only after one hour, Anju sat idle at her seat. She was asked to meet the authority once she left the classroom. But she left the college premises before meeting the authority.

Her family members and tuition teacher said it was unlikely for her to cheat in the exam as she was an intelligent student.