New Delhi, May 27: Remember, the Kerala boy who was suspended by his school authorities for hugging his female friend a tad too long. That same boy has scored a 91.2 per cent in the CBSE Class 12th Board Examination this year. The CBSE 12th Result 2018 which was declared yesterday saw this boy passing the examination with flying colours. The boy who became a victim of the moral policing by his school authorities scored 91.02 per cent in the class 12th Commerce stream.Also Read - Karnataka on High Alert After Norovirus Outbreak in Kerala

The boy scored an 87 in English, 99 in Economics, 90 in Business Studies, 88 in Accountancy and 92 in Psychology. A student of St Thomas Central School in Thiruvananthapuram’s Mukkolakkal, the boy was not able to attend his classes for at least four months. Also Read - Kerala Missing Child Case: Anupama's Baby Brought Back From Andhra Pradesh, DNA Test to Follow

The incident took place in July last year and the ‘stated disciplinary action’ was taken by the school authorities nearly fifty days after the incident. The school’s principal Sebastian Joseph said, “A class 12 student hugged a girl of class 11 after she performed in an event. Hug lasted for 5 minutes, longer than congratulatory hug and was witnessed by teachers.” While the principal claimed his version to be true, the student had something other to say. The boy said he had hugged the girl student for merely 3-5 seconds contrary to the five-minute long hug as being touted school principal. Also Read - This Kerala School Has Introduced ‘Gender-Neutral Uniform’ & It's a Step in The Right Direction!

The students were suspended citing ‘violation of discipline’  but were later taken back and allowed to write their exams following public outrage and intervention by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.  After receiving flak, the school listened to Tharoor and both the students’ parents, held discussions and thereby revoked the suspension. The students had rejoined the school in January this year. In February 2018, a high court division bench ordered the complete removal of remarks against the two students in sharp contrast with its earlier order.