Bihar Topper Scam: Court accepts Rubi Rai as minor

Patna: Police arrest Ruby Rai, victim of Bihar School Examination Board higher secondary exam topper scam in Patna on Saturday. PTI Photo.

Patna: A district court on Monday accepted that the controversial Humanities ‘topper’ in the Bihar Intermediate Examination Rubi Rai, who has been arrested in connection with an examination cheating racket, is a minor.

Special Vigilance court judge Raghvendra Kumar Singh accepted that the girl is a minor. In her matriculation certificate Rubi has mentioned her date of birth as November 15, 1998. According to that she is 17 years, 3 months and nine days old and cannot be sent to jail.

The girl along with the Science stream topper had come into limelight after they gave ridiculous answers to questions on their subjects in a video which went viral, prompting an inquiry.

She was arrested by Special Investigation Team (SIT) as she emerged from a re-test of Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) on June 25 and sent to Beur jail. Now Rubi would be shifted to a remand home from Beur model jail of Patna.

K D Mishra, Former member of the Juvenile Justice Board who appeared in the court in favour of the girl, presented her matriculation certificate to claim that she is a minor.

The girl, from the controversial Bishun Roy college of Vaishali district, was taken into custody by Special Investigation Team (SIT) on the basis of arrest warrant issued by a Patna district court against her and three other rank-holders in the examination racket case.

(Input taken from PTI)

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