RRB recruitment exam turns violent in Karnataka – Candidates who are taking a recruitment exam for the posts of the probationary officer in regional rural banks turned violent in the state of Karnataka at a private educational institute on Saturday. The group of candidates pelted stones at the institute. As per the reports, one of them slashed his forearm.
A media report claimed that a huge number of aspirants rose in protest while seeking priority for candidates from Karnataka because the RRB recruitment was being carried out for banks functioning in the state. The protest began with a few candidates gathering and later on it swelled as more number of candidates joined them.
The agitators said that the candidates from the other states were stealing jobs in the banking sector that directly ought to go to the candidates of Karnataka. Every year, The Indian banking Professional Selection (IBPS) is conducting the examination which is open to aspirants from all over the country. Reportedly, a large number of applicants from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh appeared for the test.
Angry protesters tore their hall tickets as well as raised slogans against the exam organizers. As the agitation increased, some of the aspirants thrown stones at the institute where the IBPS RRB exam was to be held. In order to control the agitation, the police forces reached the institute.
During this protest, a candidate tried to commit suicide by cutting himself in the forearm. The injured candidate was immediately rushed to KIMS Hospital. His condition is said to be stable & he is recuperating.
This incident further agitated the protesting aspirants and meanwhile, more of them hurled stones at the exam conducting institute. And thus the police restored a little bit caning. As the police officials like M N Naga, a police commissioner and DCP B S Nyamagouda reached the institute, the situation was brought under control.
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