A man allegedly strangled his 16-year-old daughter after she failed to clear the Class 10 board examinations, at Motihari in Bihar on Thursday night. The girl’s mother, Rubi Devi, lodged a complaint in this regard at the Kalyanpur police station in East Champaran district the next day. Efforts are on to nab the accused, Manoj Pandey, who is absconding. Police said the victim, Anjali, and her younger sister, Anshu, had appeared for the board examination earlier this year. When the results were declared on Thursday afternoon, Anjali discovered that she had failed to clear it. The girl’s parents reportedly wanted to marry Anjali off after she passed the board examinations. Her academic failure infuriated Pandey to such an extent that he beat her up mercilessly, and then allegedly choked her to death.Superintendent of police Jitender Rana said the girl’s body has been sent for an autopsy. “We filed an FIR on the basis of her mother’s statement, and a manhunt has been launched to arrest the accused,” he added.Anjali and Anshu appeared for the board examination at Khrist Raja high school in Bettiah. Unlike her sister, Anshu emerged successful. Just 8.61 lakh of the 17.63 lakh students managed to clear the Bihar board examinations this year, recording a pass percentage of 50.12%.