Press Esc to close
Saturday 02 August 2014
News updated at 3:33 AM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

IAS aspirant ends life over UPSC result confusion

Bangalore /New Delhi, May 12, 2013, DHNS:
Manjunath V Y

Dejected at the confusion over his Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) result, a civil service aspirant has committed suicide at Napoklu in Madikeri.

Manjunath V Y (24) appeared for the UPSC interview in New Delhi on April 16. Confident of clearing the interview, Manjunath got a rude shock when the results were announced on May 3. His roll number (538745) featured in the list of successful candidates (264th rank), but the name against the number read Ashwin B.

Manjunath tried to contact the UPSC by all possible means. His family said he did not receive any satisfactory response. Aghast, Manjunath left home on Thursday.


On Saturday, the family was informed that Manjunath was found hanging at an under-construction building at Napoklu in Madikeri district. The family blamed the error by the UPSC for his death.

The Napoklu police identified Manjunath from his PAN card found in his bag lying nearby.
Sub-inspector Shanmugam told Deccan Herald that the police found his cousin Asha’s number in his mobile phone and informed her of his death. The family immediately rushed to Napoklu. An autopsy of the body was carried out at Napoklu Primary Health Centre. The police said they had evidence of some documents being burnt on the spot. They also recovered Manjunath’s Aadhar card, voter identity card, mark sheets and his childhood photographs.

Manjunath was the eldest of the three sons of Yadavamurthy, a clerk with the collegiate department. He shared a one-room apartment with his family at Sriramapuram. He had obtained an education loan to pursue BE in Information Science from a City college. He started preparing for the civil service examination simultaneously and cleared it in the first attempt.

His family said when Manjunath called the toll free number mentioned on the UPSC website, he was told to send a formal communication. He also sent a letter and fax to the UPSC on May 8.

According to sources in the UPSC, someone on behalf of Manjunath had approached the commission, seeking clarification on the result. The officials had asked him to bring the candidate along with his original hall ticket to the office “any day.” However, Manjunath did not turn up.

The officials ruled out such anomalies since the commission had a proper mechanism in place to address grievances of candidates. The UPSC has a facilitation counter at its office in Delhi where candidates can visit and clarify doubts. They can also contact the UPSC over the phone. The commission will soon make public marks obtained by successful candidates, an official said.

“I have not received any letter like that. If it comes, we will examine it,” said V Narayanasamy, Minister of State for Personnel, Public grievance and Pension.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Ashish Kumar of India performs during the men's individual floor exercise final in the artistic...

Ashish Kumar of India performs during the men's individual floor exercise final in the artistic...

Rebecca Downie of England performs during the women's gymnastics uneven bars apparatus final at...

Rebecca Downie of England performs during the women's gymnastics uneven bars apparatus final at...

A jumper raises sand during the women's long jump final at Hampden Park Stadium during the...

A jumper raises sand during the women's long jump final at Hampden Park Stadium during the...

Roseline Filion of Canada competes in the women's 10m Platform final at the 2014 Commonwealth...

Roseline Filion of Canada competes in the women's 10m Platform final at the 2014 Commonwealth...

Rasheed Dwyer, centre of Jamaica, leads home a Jamaica 1, 2, 3, with Warren Weir, right, who...

Rasheed Dwyer, centre of Jamaica, leads home a Jamaica 1, 2, 3, with Warren Weir, right, who...

England's David Weir wins the men's para-sport 1500m T54 finals in the athletics competition at...

England's David Weir wins the men's para-sport 1500m T54 finals in the athletics competition at...

Botswana's Nijel Amos wins the men's 800m final in the athletics competition at Hampden Park...

Botswana's Nijel Amos wins the men's 800m final in the athletics competition at Hampden Park...

Indian wrestlers (L-R) Pawan Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Geetika and Yogeshwar Dutt medals at the...

Indian wrestlers (L-R) Pawan Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Geetika and Yogeshwar Dutt medals at the...

India's Pawan Kumar celebrates after winning a bronze medal against Pakistan's Muhammad Inam...

India's Pawan Kumar celebrates after winning a bronze medal against Pakistan's Muhammad Inam...

India's Vikas Shive Gowda poses with his gold medal after the medal ceremony of men's discus...

India's Vikas Shive Gowda poses with his gold medal after the medal ceremony of men's discus...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523