UPSC aspirant "thrashed" by authorities for raising questions in Manipur
Sochim Keishing, a 33-year-old student of Manipur, missed appearing for his Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination after he was allegedly thrashed for "questioning the local authorities on the charges for issuing a travel pass" on Saturday.
The UPSC aspirant is a resident of Kumram village in Kamjong district of Manipur.
The incident took place when Keishang was on his way to Imphal to appear for the UPSC civil examination on Sunday, where he has to possess a travel pass.
It was alleged that local authorities considered his act of questioning the charges taken, which was Rs 50, as “disrespecting the local authorities”.
He was thrashed by the local authorities who accused him of disrespecting the guidelines given by the local authorities.
Following the incident, he was taken to the Ukhrul district hospital but later transferred to RIMS hospital in Imphal after his health deteriorated.
Four persons have been arrested in connection with this case.
Meanwhile, Civil societies from both Kamjong and Ukhrul have condemned the incident and demanded action against the perpetrators.