Painful story of a UPSC aspirant before suicide, every student needs to read it

Aspiring minds opt for civil services with an aim to change the atmosphere of the society by helping people and addressing their solutions. Varun Chandran, one of the aspirants was keen to enroll for the UPSC exam. He started his ideal preparations day in day out in a bid to crack to exam.

He hails from the town of Kumta in Karnataka. He shifted to Delhi five years ago and then he had moved to Rajendra Nagar a year ago in order to save money and time taken to reach to the coaching institute. He did not give up even after failing 4 times and was under immense pressure already.

Varun Chandran (Credits: Hindustan Times Photo)

However, he believed in himself that he could pull off something spectacular in the next attempt. After learning from failures, he was well prepared for the exam and was determined to make his presence count for the fifth attempt. But unfortunately, he was refused entry from the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) examination centre for being four minutes late.

The 28-year-old Varun Subhash Chandran was heartbroken after this as he went home and wrote a suicide letter before he hanged himself. “Both centres are located in Paharganj but he wasn’t familiar with the area and got down at the wrong one. When he reached there, he was told that there was another centre where his roll number was allotted,” an officer said.

The incident:

It was on Sunday morning that Varun Chandran was to mark his presence for the UPSC’s preliminary written exam. Accidently, he reached the wrong exam centre. But when reached the actual exam centre, Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in Paharganj, the time read, 9.24am. The admit card issued by the UPSC states that no candidate will be allowed entry to the examination hall after 9.20 and which is why Varun was denied entry.

Preliminary investigations disclosed that Chandran went to his rented room in Rajinder Nagar. According to the Police, one of his friends tried to contact him but he did not pick her calls. The worried girl went to his house but came to know that the door was locked from inside. An officer revealed that Chandran’s friend then quickly notified the landlord and other friends. Police said they received a heartbreaking call from the landlord.

The police control room got details about the incident at 5.55 pm on Sunday evening. A police team came to the spot and broke down the room’s door, only to find him hanging from a ceiling fan, in what was a heartbreaking scene. Varun was taken to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and was declared ‘dead’ by the doctor.

The police inspected Varun Chandran’s room and spotted a suicide note tucked in one of his notebooks. As far as Police investigation is concerned, Chandran last wrote that he was committing suicide because he had been refused entry to the UPSC examination centre.

He finally wrote an emotional sentence for his friends and family to forget him as soon as possible, “The more you try to forget me, more happy my soul will be.” On Monday afternoon, Varun Chandran’s sister and other relatives reached the city to take the body back home to Karnataka.

Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.