An ongoing recruitment test for jawans in the India Reserve Battalion (IRB) in Orissa’s Koraput district has proved fatal for one candidate, while another has been hospitalised in a serious condition.
Muna Gouda, 27, after completing various physical tests being conducted at the Orissa State Armed Police (OSAP) ground, complained of cardiac pain and fell unconscious on Sunday evening. Gouda is in Koraput district hospital, where the doctors described his condition to be critical till Monday evening.
Earlier, on Saturday evening, another candidate Siba Prasad Bisoi, 26, who hailed from Ganjam district had died just a couple of hours after he collapsed on the IRB recruitment ground during a 1,600-metre running round. At the hospital, doctors said over-exhaustion was the possible cause of Bisoi’s death.
Commandant of the OSAP in Koraput, S.S. Panda, said, “We are helpless because the candidates themselves have to understand their physical ability before opting for the recruitment tests.”