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Aspirant Of India’s Coveted Civil Services Commits Suicide After Result Goof Up

posted May 13, 2013, 9:50 AM by Mpelembe   [ updated May 13, 2013, 9:51 AM ]

Depressed over mixing up of results, a 24-year-old aspirant of India's coveted civil services examination commits suicide in southern Karnataka state.

 BANGALORE, KARNATAKAINDIA (MAY 13, 2013)  (ANI) -  In a tragic incident, an aspirant of India's coveted civil services examination committed suicide following mixing up of results in Bangalore of southern Karnataka state.

Twenty four year old V. Y. Manjunath on Monday (May 13) hung himself from a tree after his repeated attempts to contact the Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) went unattended after the declared results on May 03 showed his registration number with the name of another candidate.

According to the deceased's family, Manjunath contacted the UPSC through phone calls, email and fax which went unanswered, following which he got depressed and took the extreme step.

Bereaved father of the aspirant who is a government clerk held the UPSC responsible for his son's death and is ready to take the matter to court.

"We will cooperate with the Union Public Service Commission if it will cooperate and throws some light over the goof up," said Yadav Murthy, father of the deceased aspirant.

Meanwhile a sea of relatives and friends plunged into grief as word of Manjunath's death spread.

Inconsolable relatives were seen grieving near his coffin as they paid their last tribute to the young and talented aspirant.

Hailing from a poor family Manjunath was a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) graduate in Information Science and also the eldest of three siblings.

It is learnt that he had taken a bank loan to support his higher education and had prepared for the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) examination with any coaching.