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IAS aspirant who committed suicide hadn't cleared the exam, says UPSC

Smriti Advani,CNN-IBN
May 13, 2013 at 03:16pm IST

Bangalore: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has denied the charge that the student YV Manjunath had cleared the exam. Manjunath had allegedly committed suicide on May 10, with the police stating that he was upset over a 'goof-up' in the UPSC results published in Bangalore. The UPSC Chairman has told CNN-IBN that the rank and roll number belonged to some other student.

"There is no possibility of Manjunath having appeared for the mains exam or interview. There is a possibility that he misled the family. There is no such record of the name being wrongly spelt. In this case, there is no spelling mistake or any goof-up. This is an unfortunate incident of a candidate perhaps having misled his family," said RK Gupta, Additional Secretary, UPSC examination.

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The father of the student had claimed that Manjunath committed suicide after a mix-up in the Civil Services examinations result list. The family had claimed that the 24-year-old was upset that despite securing the 264th rank, a different name was mentioned under his roll number on the results list.

The UPSC has now claimed that the roll number that Manjunath family claims was his was actually another student's roll number since the beginning and that there was no discrepancy in the UPSC result.

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24-year-old VY Manjunath was found hanging in an under-construction building near his residence in Madikeri. His family claimed Manjunath had even tried to rectify "goof-up" and had contacted UPSC officials seeking clarification. "My son was very upset and had tried to rectify the mistake but there was no help from any quarter. All we want now is justice," Manjunath's father, YP Yadav Murthy had said.

According to the police, Manjunath was upset that despite securing the 264th rank, a different name was mentioned under his roll number on the results list. Manjunath, a resident of Shrirampura in the city, committed suicide by hanging himself in an under construction building on May 10 after he had left for his friend's house in Kodagu area, they said.

(With additional information from PTI)


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