Bihar Topper Scam: Ruby Rai Arrested


Patna: Ruby Rai, who topped Bihar’s Class 12 exams in the Arts stream this year and was accused of cheating earlier this month, has been arrested by the Special Task Force investigating the case.

Fresh exams were ordered after Ms Rai, 17, in a TV interview had said political science, a subject she virtually aced, teaches cooking. Another student, who placed as Bihar’s Science topper, was not able to answer elementary questions like the link between water and H20.

Earlier today, Ms Rai appeared before the expert committee constituted by the Bihar School Examination Board to answer questions. The panel cancelled her result after the review. Till today, she had been evading summons by the panel and had failed to appear in a re-examination.