The incident has leftthe 33-yearold UPSC aspirant Soshim Keishing grievously injured. While Keishing missed appearing for his UPSC exam, the incident has garnered condemnation from various civil society groups. As reported by Ukhrul Times, the victim’s younger brother, while narrating the entire incident said that Soshim along with another fellow UPSC aspirant went to ask for a travel pass from the local authorities at Rayotang to travel down to Imphal to appear for the UPSC exams. On being asked to pay an amount of Rs 50 Soshim objected why being students they were charged and if the local authorities could exempt them from the pass fees since they were students and not businessmen going down for business. The Rayotang authorities, however, demanded that they pay to which the two students reluctantly paid but not without an argument between the two parties before getting the necessary pass and proceeded for home.
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