Recently in a shocking incident, an honest school teacher in Haryana was allegedly killed for not allowing a student to cheat in an examination. The victim Rakesh Kumar was a Hindi teacher at Ramjas School in Sonipat town. He was crushed under the wheels of a car by two youth on 6th of April, while he was returning home from school on foot.
Rakesh was brought to Delhi in a critical condition, where he died on Saturday. The accused have been identified as Vikram Singh and Hari Om. Police have arrested both of them in the case. The accused Vikram and Hari Om had continuously pressed the victim to let their friend to cheat in class 12 board examinations but he refused every time and his refusal proved costly for him.
When Rakesh Kumar was mowed down by the accused, his father and brother were accompanying him. Victim’s younger brother Mukesh Kumar told, “They had threatened him with dire consequences if he refused to let the concerned student cheat in the exams. Rakesh has paid a very heavy price for his stand.”
The police have registered a murder case against Vikram and Hari Om. The state government admits more needs to be done to avoid such incidents and has promised justice for the victims.