Being tall is something that everyone dreams of being but most of the people don’t have it in India especially and When you fall short of just one cm to meet the desired requirement for the job of your dreams, then what do you? A resident of Meerut, UP, Ankit Kumar had been trying to crack the exams for becoming a sub-inspector in the police but was literally falling short for clearing the physical examination. He tried height gaining pills and various exercises but that didn’t work for him.
So in an extreme attempt to achieve his goals and bag that dream job, he resorted to a desperate hack. According to a report in TOI, Ankit applied ‘henna’ to his hair and styled them in a way that his hair stood in spikes and he looked a cm taller than he actually was! His disillusionment didn’t really work with the police officers who not only disqualified him but also ended up filing an FIR against him.
“According to norms, a person needs to be 168 cm tall to clear the physical test for recruitment as sub-inspector. When we were testing Kumar’s height with our machine – in which a metallic plate touches the head of an individual whose height is being measured – a gap was noticed between his hair and the plate, which otherwise does not happen. That is when we became doubtful and checked his hair to see what the matter was,” said Sanjeev Bajpai, the head of the physical test being conducted there.
On further investigation, he eventually confessed his wrong-doing. An FIR under section 420 has been filed against him and he is under interrogation right now.