An 18-year old Indian student has put a new spin on the “dog ate my homework” excuse. The student in question is preparing to take India’s Common Entrance Test for vocational training, but presented an exam ID card with a curious photo.
The student’s admit card — a photo ID used to verify a student’s identity at the testing center — didn’t feature the student’s face, but rather that of a dog. Yes, you read that correctly. Now it’s being reported that the student that produced the comedically fraudulent admit card has been detained for interrogation by local police as part of an inquiry into how the animal’s photo was printed to the student’s credential.
The State Technical Education Minister says the student could be subject to arrest as he is suspected to have tampered with the document, but there remains no proof that the student himself submitted the dog’s photo.
The report goes on to suggest that should the student be found guilty, he would be arrested. The student claims that he found the dog’s photo when he downloaded the admit card for the entrance test from the official website. The student’s name, address and other details were correct.
The entrance examination, which coincidentally was cancelled due to exam question leaks and suspected cheating rings, is scheduled to be held again on July 5. The dog’s photo has been removed from the student’s admit card.