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End of Innocence

The brutal murder of IIM Luckhnow graduate S Manjunath, on November 19 is one of the most shocking incidents. Incidents like these shake the conscious of the humanity and raise some fundamental issues about the subject of governance and administration in small cities and villages. The fact that we are proud of the great strides made in all sphere of our lives gets belittled by such outrageous incidents.

One can imagine the inner struggle the man must be going through when he had to fight against all the odds to do his duty. Imagine folks a man just out IIM's one of the world's most respected management institutions decides to serve in a PSU and do some good for his country, but alas his hopes, aspirations and dream are throttled by the realities of our times.

Perhaps the deep rooted nexus of criminals, businessman, politicians and some unscrupulous officers has been exposed by such dastardly acts. Incidents like this must be condemned in strongest possible words as well as action.

Here’s what the media had to say about this.

Anger and frustration were the two overriding emotions at the meeting of 100-odd Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) officials held today, in the wake of the murder of S Manjunath — their area sales manager in Lakhimpur Kheri district. ‘‘When a driver is killed the Prime Minister reacts and the issue is taken up with the Afghan authorities. Here, an IOC official has been murdered but there has been no reaction from the Union Government, not even from the Petroleum Ministry,’’ they pointed out.

“Around 300 students of IIM-L today assembled at the convocation hall for a condolence meeting. Later in the evening, the students took out a silent candlelight procession in the campus. Manjunath, who graduated from IIM-L in 2003 and was working as a sales manager with the IOC, was killed on the night of November 19, just days after he had sealed petrol pump in Lakhimpur Kheri district.
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