Medicos may have used mobiles to cheat: Cops - The Times of India CHENNAI: The cyber crime wing of Chennai police suspect there could have been malpractice in the final year MBBS examination held in February at the Stanley Medical College. The police have told the medical university they found that unusually long calls were made to mobile numbers the candidates suspected to have used during the exam to cheat. The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University had withheld results of nine students and lodged a complaint with cyber crime in March after they received complaints from two final year students that nine of their classmates cheated during the exam. The students gave their names and roll numbers. A faculty member also supported the letter. "Police have given us an interim report that suggests there could have been malpractice. We are now waiting for the final report," said university vice-chancellor Dr Mayil Vahanan Natarajan. During the preliminary inquiry, the university found that one of the students wrote all questions on a paper and threw it out of the toilet window. A house surgeon waiting by the window dictated the answers through a friend's mobile to the nine students who used wireless headsets, the inquiry found. Cyber crime said the professor had given three mobile numbers to the police. Police told the university that during the exam there were calls lasting up to two hours from these phones. "This leads to suspicion if the call was made to the student writing the exam by someone outside the exam hall," the report said. The investigations into the cases will be completed in the two weeks, officials said. Controller of examinations K Siva Sangeetha said they had appointed a committee to verify the nine papers. He said there were reasons to believe they cheated. First, the difference in scores in theory and practical exams for these students was huge. Second, the committee found that the students had used exact words and syntax from the text. In some other cases, words that sound phonetically similar, but had a different meaning or spelling were used - obesity instead of opacity, coma instead of trauma, bubella instead of rubella, calf instead of cough Last week, the Madras high court rejected a petition from one of the students seeking declaration of his results. In his petition, S Arif Mohammed said he was surprised to see that his result had been withheld.