When Bihar's controversial Humanities topper Ruby Rai, was asked to write an essay about the poet and saint Tulsidas in a re-test, she manage to write just one sentence — "Tulsidas ji, pranam" (Salutations, Tulsidas).
"Her answer shocked the entire panel and everyone was left wondering how this girl had topped," an official present at the venue of the re-test told Hindustan Times.
After skipping two summons to appear before a team of subject experts for reassessment of her exam performance, Rai, a student of the controversial Vishun Roy college in Vaishali, arrived at Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) office on Saturday to face a written re-test as well as an interview.
About a month ago, Rai had told a TV channel that 'prodikal science' (political science), a subject she had topped in, was about cooking.
"The BSEB took the decision to cancel the result of the Arts topper on the basis of report of experts team on her performance in Saturday's re-test," Anand Kishore, the new chairman of the board, told PTI.
"She could not answer many of the questions which had been asked in the examination in which she (Ruby Rai) was declared the topper," he said.
But Rai told the panel that she had forgotten what she had studied for the examination which was held three months ago. “She claimed to have studied for the examination for two years but could not remember anything now,” the expert present during the re-test told HT.
“The panel that examined her (Rai) found her unworthy of the marks she had obtained to top the examination. Following the report, we have cancelled her results,” BSEB chairman Anand Kishor said on Saturday.
The Class XII student was arrested on Saturday by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) as she emerged from the re-test of BSEB.
Rai's Class XII marks were reportedly procured via a racket run in Bihar, where students paid ₹15 lakh to have their names declared in the state toppers' list.
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