An Indian school official has apologised after a bizarre set of images went viral showing students wearing cardboard boxes on their heads.The images were taken during a chemistry exam at Bhagat Pre-University College in Haveri, Karnataka state, reports BBC.
They showed students wearing boxes, cut open on one side, to prevent them from being able to copy other people's work.
A junior college administrator MB Satish has spoken publicly and apologised to district officials for the incident.
"There was no compulsion of any kind. You can see in the photograph that some students were not wearing it," he said. "Some who wore it removed it after 15 minutes, some after 20 minutes and we ourselves asked them to remove it after one hour."
SC Peerjade, deputy director of the local pre-University Education Board, described the practice as "inhumane".