09/05/2017 3:31 PM IST | Updated 09/05/2017 4:05 PM IST

Four Teachers In Kerala Suspended After Asking Student To Take Off Her Bra During NEET Exam

A probe has been launched into the matter.

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Students being checked and asked to remove their shoes and other accessories before the CBSE National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test medical entrance exam in Bhopal.

A day after huge uproar over students appearing for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) exam in Kerala having to remove their bra and even remove buttons from their jeans , NDTV reports that four teachers have been suspended.

IANS also reported that the school has launched a probe into the issue.

It was reported on Monday that the female candidate came out of the examination centre to hand over her bra to her mother after she was told to take it off by teachers at a NEET centre in Kannur.

IANS quoted the mother as sayingon Monday, "My daughter went inside the centre, only to return later and hand me her top innerwear," said her mother. Another candidate, who was wearing a pair of jeans, was asked to remove a pocket as well as metal buttons from the clothing.

Her father told IANS: "She was wearing jeans. Since it had pockets and metal buttons, they needed to be removed. I went to a shop about three km away from the exam centre and bought a new dress for her after getting the shop opened."

The girl who was asked to take off her bra told NDTV, "At that time, they told that without removing my innerwear I cannot enter the exam hall since they (bra hooks) are made of metal. So, I took off my bra there itself and gave it to my mom, she was waiting outside."

Sleeves were cut off from students wearing long sleeves.

While there has been widespread cases of cheating in NEET, these extreme steps caused outrage among parents and students alike.

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