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Results of 2 Bihar toppers null and void after retest

The results of two high-scoring students were on Saturday declared null and void following the retest held by the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) for 13 toppers in the Intermediate Board exams.

The performance of the remaining 11 in the retest was found to be “up to the mark.”

Topper in the humanities stream, Ruby Rai, who thought “Prodikal Science” (political science) was all about cooking, has been asked to appear before the Board on June 11 after she skipped the retest on Friday on medical grounds.

‘Not up to the mark’

“The experts panel on Friday did not find the performance of two students, Saurabh Shresth and Rahul Kumar, up to the mark, so their results were declared cancelled,” said BSEB chairman Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh.

Saurabh Shresth had topped whereas Rahul Kumar was third topper in the science stream.

During his retest, when experts had asked Saurabh Shresth about a calculus formula, he told them not to ask him such questions or else “he could commit suicide then and there.”

Saurabh had earlier been caught on camera saying that aluminium was the most reactive element in the periodic table.”

Cancels registration

The BSEB chairman also declared that it had cancelled the registration of the controversial Vishun Rai College in Vaishali district, where most of the toppers came from.

Both Ruby Rai and Saurabh are from the Vishun Rai College.

“We have also recommended a judicial probe into the whole incident. It will be headed by a retired judge of Patna High Court,” Mr. Singh said.

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