Patna, 21 February-2014, (PTI): A woman in Bihar gave birth in the examination hall where…
Avinash Kumar,Patna: Ruby Rai, the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB)’s Class XII (arts) topper of 2016
did not write the answer sheets on her own. Instead, the answer sheets were written by ‘experts’, according to forensic reports.
According to the report of the forensic science laboratory (FSL), the handwriting on the answer sheets of Ms Rai were not hers, but of the experts who wrote for her, said Patna senior superintendent of police Manu Maharaj who received a copy of the report on Saturday.
Rai, the arts topper had failed to answer rudimentary questions during a media interaction soon after the results were announced last May. She had said ‘prodigal’ (political) science was all about cooking. The video clip went viral, causing widespread condemnation of the education system in Bihar.
SSP Manu Maharaaj told HT that out of six papers in class 12 examination, Ruby wrote only the Home Science paper while the remaining five papers — Hindi, English, Geography, Political Science and Music — were written by a team of ‘experts.’
“The report also mentions that many answer sheets did not even have the board’s watermark, proving they were inserted, post the examination,” the SSP said.
He said it established that answer sheets were not procured from board but from elsewhere. The FSL submitted report of answer sheets of Rai while reports of forensic test of other examinations sheets of other so called toppers, were still awaited.
A special investigation team headed by Patna senior SP Manu Maharaaj was formed to investigate the case after the merit scam broke. The team had collected handwriting samples of Rai and other toppers and handed it over to FSL for examination on June 29.
The state education department had lodged an FIR against Vishnu Rai College of Vaishali which ‘produced’ this year’s four toppers- Ruby Rai, Saurav Shrestha, Shalini Ray and Saurav Kumar- all suspected of having adopted foul means.