Civil services aspirant kills self, family blames UPSC

Bangalore, May 13: A 24-year-old civil services aspirant committed suicide on Saturday morning with his bereaved family blaming an alleged blunder in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam results as the reason behind it.

The victim, Manjunath V Y, a resident of Srirampuram, was upset about his civil services examination results, hanged himself in an under-construction building at Yavakapadi village in Napoklu in Madikeri. He left for Madikeri on Thursday, sources said. The family was informed by the police after identifying him from his PAN card which they found in his bag. The police said the SIM card in his phone had been turned over and suspected that it had been done purposefully so that he could not traced.

Manjunath's family said he had cleared the written exams and attended an interview in New Delhi last month. But, when the results came out on May 3, Manjunath saw his name was missing from the list. His roll number (538745) was mentioned against the name of Aswin B, with a rank of 264.

The man was very upset with this and tried to contact the UPSC for he was confident that he had cleared the interview but did not get any clarification, said the family sources. He even wrote to the UPSC seeking a clarification and then left for Madikeri.

The UPSC authorities later rubbished the family's claim, saying the roll number was doctored and that Manjunath did not clear even the preliminary examination.

Manjunath was the eldest son of Yadavamurthy, a clerk by profession, and V S Nagarathnamm. The family said the man did BE in Information Science on an education loan as his family could not bear the expenses of his higher education and he had taken a break a year ago to prepare for the prestigious examinations. 

Yadavamurthy said Manjunath had cleared the exams in his first attempt and he took the preparation all by himself.

He also said that the UPSC had spelled Manjunath's name wrong in the hall ticket of his preliminary examination held on May 20 last year with his initials mentioned as V V. It was later corrected after he brought it to the notice of the authorities.

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