Physical test for MP cop recruitment put off till June 2


HM takes decision after death of a candidate during 800-meter race

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Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra has put off the ongoing physical test for recruitment to the police department till June 2 because of extreme heat, official sources said on Thursday. The decision came on the heels of the death of a candidate who was taking the physical efficiency test for the post of constables (GD radio) in Jabalpur on Wednesday.  

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The candidate Narendra Kumar Goutam, a resident of Seoni district, was out of breath after completing the 800 metres race held as part of the physical efficiency test. Sources at the state police headquarters in Bhopal said that the physical test for those affected by the death of the candidate would be rescheduled for June 6.

They said that the physical efficiency test scheduled for June 3 and June 5 would continue and that the candidates would be informed about their turn for the test in advance. According to sources, Goutam slumped to the ground after completing the target.

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Those who were around Goutam saw him down with breathlessness and rushed him to Rajni health centre from where he was referred to the Jabalpur district hospital where he died. Another candidate Inder Kumar who fell unconscious on Tuesday after completing the race was rushed to a hospital. He is out of danger, sources said. For recruitment to 6,000 posts of constable (GD) and constable (radio), Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board, Bhopal, conducted an online examination from January 8 to February 17.