One more dies in police hiring drive; death toll 4
Mumbai: The gruelling police recruitment drive that is on in the city till June 19 claimed its fourth victim, Rahul Sakpal, 22, on Saturday morning. Sakpal died at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, due to suspected brain haemorrhage.
At least 1,20,000 applicants are taking the recruitment tests being held in four centres across the city for 2,500 posts of police constables.
Sakpal collapsed while running the 5km endurance test, the last of the many tests that constitute the tough qualification exam ( long jump, high jump, shot put, 100m sprint).
His sister Dipali Sakpal said: “He is a graduate and has been unemployed for a while. He had high hopes that he would land a stable police job. He was very happy and upbeat when he left home at 6am on Wednesday. Our life has come to standstill with his death.” Sakpal’s father is a BEST employee.
Sakpal came out of coma last evening and showed signs of recovery. “He recognised me and mum and tried communicating with his hands and lips. We were happy to see his improvement... But his condition started deteriorating early morning,” Dipali said.
The victim’s sister ( right) at their Vikhroli home