All claims made by 17-year-old Saurabh Singh of Uttar Pradesh about topping a NASA examination have been proved to be wrong.
NASA officials have told rediff.com that it doesn't conduct any examination.
According to reports, the residents blocked the Sikandarpur-Nagra road, on which the village is located, and raised anti-administration slogans.
"We hold the local administration responsible for the hoax," Saurabh's cousin Narendra Kumar Singh told rediff.com over telephone.
"Now everyone is trying to pass the blame on Saurabh, who has himself been taken for a ride," he said.
"I am fully aware that Saurabh not only went all the way to London to take the examination, but his fare was paid by the central government," Singh said, adding that the boy had documentary proof.
"Now tell me, how would you react if you were to receive a congratulatory letter from the President on being conferred a certain honour?"
Saurabh had got a congratulatory letter from President A P J Abdul Kalam for 'topping the exam'.