The result of Plus One examination conducted by the Kerala Higher Secondary Board, which was released on Tuesday, might hold important clues leading to the fate of the three girls from Konni, Kerala, who died after a fateful train journey.
Local reports suggest that while one of the victims, Athira R Nair (17), passed in all subjects, her friend Arya K Suresh (16) only passed in English and Malayalam and S Raji (16) failed in Physics.
Police had earlier ruled out speculations connecting the girls' death to low academic scores. They pointed out that all of them had secured high marks in the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination. While Athira and Arya had secured A+ in all subjects, Raji had got A+ in 9 out of the 10 subjects in the SSLC exam.
The teachers of GHSS, Konni, where the girls studied, also said that the girls excelled in academic and extra-curricular activities.
The three girls had gone missing from Konni, Pathanamthitta on 9 July. Bodies of Athira and Raji were found near Mankara-Lakkidi railway area in Palakkad on 13 July. Arya, who was found along the tracks with serious injuries, passed away while undergoing treatment.
As the investigators failed to find any lead in the sensitive case, various conspiracy theories from involvement of a sex racket to cyber cheating have been doing the rounds in social media.