In a tragic and unfortunate incident, a UPSC aspirant from Delhi committed suicide after he was denied entry into the examination centre. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Sunday conducted the civil services preliminary examination across the country for around about 782 vacancies.
A 28 years old Varun who was a resident of Old Rajinder Nagar Delhi, reached the venue on Sunday at 8.45 am, TNIE reported. However, soon he realized that he had arrived at the wrong venue. By the time he reached the correct exam centre, which was Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya, Paharganj he was late by 4 minutes.
Varun had reached Sarvoday Bal Vidyalay, Paharganj, on Sunday morning instead of Sarvoday Bal Vidyalay, Kaseruwalan, Paharganj which was his real exam center.
“After I entered, I found that the center itself was wrong… the one which I had reached… although I reached the other center at 9.24 am I was denied entry,” his handwritten death note reads.
As per the UPSC rules, the centre was to be closed 10 minutes prior to the beginning of exam ie at 9.20 am for the morning session and no candidate was to be allowed after this time. Varun got late by 4 minutes and hence was denied entry by the officials.
It was Varun’s 4th attempt at the prestigious exam and saddened by the incident he decided to take his life. The suicide note left by Varun reads, “Rules are rules, but bending them for a good purpose should be legitimate.”
“It is very sad on the part of the supervising officials that such a thing happened. I understand that rules are rules, but bending them for a good purpose should be legitimate…” he wrote.
For his family, he left a heartbreaking message, “…There was anyway no point in living this life further. I anyway would just have been a living dead body. What has happened has happened. It would have happened any time anywhere. I know it will be very difficult from now on but not impossible. Just think I never existed.”
He also requested the cops to not question anybody over the incident as he was fully aware of the consequences of the action.
“The more you try to forget me, happier my soul will be.” The last line of his letter read.
It was an unfortunate incident which took the life of a bright student, we can never understand what thought might have crossed his mind that he took this extreme step, whether the fear of facing his parents or the thought that his 2 years of hardwork is going to be wasted. Nothing justifies the harsh decision of committing suicide, not giving an exam was certainly not the end of his career, he could have easily got a job with his hard work but the damage that the incident will cause to his parents can never be compensated with any job or materialistic thing.
Varun’s father Subhash Chandra and his mother in Kumta are in shock over the death of their only son. Varun’s body will reach Goa on Tuesday morning and the funeral is expected to be held on the same day.