Patna: Bihar school examination topper Ruby Rai wrote names of movies in one answer sheet, the name of poet Tulsidas more than a hundred times in another and poetry in some others, which were then replaced by papers written by "experts", the police have said.
- Forensic tests have confirmed Ruby Rai's answer sheets were replaced
- Police looking for 'experts' who wrote on duplicate answer sheets
- Over 40 have been arrested in Bihar's education scam
A forensic test has confirmed that the answer sheets which earned her top marks in exams earlier this year were written by others as the handwriting on them did not match hers, investigators said. Neither did the duplicate answer sheets have the watermark of the education board.
In her confession during an interrogation, the 17-year-old said she just wanted to pass the class 12 examination and never aspired to be a topper, police sources said.
Police are confident that the forensic report of the answer sheets will help them secure a conviction for all involved including former education board chairman Lalkeswar Prasad Singh and V N Rai college principal Bacha Rai, besides Ruby herself who is out on bail.
More than 40 people have been arrested in the scam so far. A hunt for those who wrote the exam answer sheets for Ruby and others like her, is now on, they said.
In August, Ruby was allowed to go home three weeks after being arrested for allegedly paying bribes to top the exams.
Ruby who was declared the top scorer in Political Science was tripped by a television interview in which she said the subject taught her cooking. She was controversially arrested and then placed in a juvenile home with several government officials objecting to her detention as excessive action against a teenager.