Bihar topper scam: Accused Diwakar Prasad found dead

An accused in Bihar topper scam Diwakar Prasad was found dead under mysterious circumstances, after which his relatives alleged that he was murdered by the state police.

Bihar topper scam: Accused Diwakar Prasad found dead

An accused in Bihar topper scam Diwakar Prasad was found dead under mysterious circumstances, after which his relatives alleged that he was murdered by the state police.

When police went to search his premises, Diwakar Prasad, in his early 50s, slipped from on stairs while he was trying to escape and injured himself on Thursday. He was taken to hospital where he died later on.

His son Vicky accused the police of pushing Prasad from the rooftop, resulting to his death.

The police have denied the charges saying that he jumped from the roof after realising that the cops coming to arrest him.

The police said that a team had gone to Prasad’s house to nab him in connection with a case related to irregularities in floating tender for supply of answer sheets of the Intermediate examination to Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB).


Prasad’s printing press in Patna city called the Smrit Printing Mill was raided by the Special Investigation Team (SIT),where they found a few bundles of the answer sheets used for BSEB exam.

Patna SSP Manu Maharaj said that a case has been registered at the Bahadurpur police station based on Prasad's family members' complaint against a sub-inspector and five other policemen who had gone to arrest the Bihar topper scam accused. CCTV footage from buildings nearby has also been obtained.


His death coincides with an order of economic offences wing on the seizure of assets of the prime accused in the scam.

The Bihar topper scam came into limelight on 31 May 2016 when the BSEB Arts and Humanities topper Ruby Rai, Science topper Saurabh Shrestha and third topper in Science stream Rahul Kumar were interviewed by television channels and they were unable to answer to basic questions.

Rai, student of Vishnu Roy College, Kiratpur Raja Ram village in Vaishali district pronounced Political Science as 'Prodigal Science' and described it as a subject related to cooking.