Answer sheets scandal snowballs
K. Ramachandran and Sandhya Soman
Two more students held; University officials suspect insider role
CHENNAI: The probe into the `answer sheet scam' expanded on Sunday, with
Anna University discovering that two more groups of students from Chennai's
suburbs had been involved in switching answer sheets of semester
examinations before evaluation.
University officials, who are helping the Central Crime Branch of Greater
Chennai police in the wide-ranging probe, do not rule out greater inside
The police on Sunday arrested two more students of Valliammai Engineering
College, near here.
They were identified as Narendra Raghava (21) and Ramesh Kumar (21) from
Guduvanchery, final year Electronics and Communications Engineering
students. Seven students and three daily wagers of Anna University were
arrested on Saturday. On Sunday, all 12 were remanded to judicial custody
for 15 days.
Kattumadom Narayanan passes away
THRISSUR: Noted writer and expert on tantric rituals Kattumadom Narayanan,
74, died on Sunday morning at Vanneri, near Ponnani.
He is survived by his wife, Padmini Antharjanam, three daughters and a son.
He had been ailing for some time. The writer died while being taken to the
The writer was considered to be an authority on Greek classics.
His critical works `Introduction to Sophocles' and `Introduction to
Malayalam theatre' and the Malayalam play `Shudhalmakkal' have won plaudits.
He has also authored several books and penned numerous articles. He was a
member of the Kerala Sahitya Akademi and the Sangeetha Nataka Akademi.
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