Bihar Class 12 topper Ruby Rai, who was arrested in Patna for Bihar School Examination Board higher secondary exam topper scam on Saturday, has told police that her father made her the top-ranker while she had only asked him to help her pass the examinations. “Maine to Papa se kaha tha pass karwa dijiye, unhone ne to top hi karwa diya,” The Indian Express quoted her as saying.

Bihar topper scam, I told Papa to get me passed but they went ahead and made me topper, says Ruby Rai

Police arrests Ruby Rai

The Bihar State Examination Board Class XII Arts topper was taken into custody by Patna Police’s Special Investigation Team soon after she failed the re-test.

Talking to the Indian Express, Manu Maharaj, the Patna special SP who is heading the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the scam, said, “The arts topper was very forthright in accepting that she did not deserve to be a topper. She had expected second division at best. She now blames her guardians and Vishnu Roy College principal, Bachcha Rai, for making her topper.”

Ruby Rai, exposed after an India Today interview of whom showed her struggling to answer basic questions and mispronouncing political science as “prodigal science”, has been arrested. Facing an expert committee of the Bihar State Education Board that asked her to write a few lines on Tulsidas the poet, she had written one line: “Tulsidas, pranam”.

The Bihar School Examination Board cancelled the results of Ruby Rai and another topper, Saurav Shrestha. Both students had failed to answer basic questions related to their subjects in a video that went viral.