NEET aspirant dies by suicide in Rajasthan, 4th such incident this month

A 16-year-old NEET aspirant was found hanging in his hostel room in Rajasthan’s Kunhari area, making it a fourth case of suspected suicide by student this month, news agency PTI has reported citing officials.

As per officials, the deceased was identified as Aryan and hailed from Bihar’s Nalanda district. He was a student of Class 12 and was preparing for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) at a coaching institute for over a year. 

Aryan was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his hostel room at Kamla Udhyan in Landmark City on Wednesday night.

Aryan had returned to Kota from his hometown after the annual break only last month, Kunhari Circle Officer DSP Shankar Lal told PTI.

Further adding on the incident, Kunhari Circle Inspector Ganga Sahay Sharma told PTI that the boy reportedly attended the last class on Tuesday and skipped Wednesday’s class and stayed in his hostel room.

Aryan’s parents informed the hostel warden when their son did not receive their repeated phone calls. On going to his room around 9 pm, the warden found the door bolted from inside and informed the police, Sharma told PTI.

The police broke the door and recovered the body, hanging from the ceiling fan, and placed it in a mortuary for the post-mortem which will be conducted once his parents arrive, he added.

The fan in the hostel room was not equipped with an anti-suicide device, violating the guidelines set by the Kota district administration and Kota Hostel Association to check such incidents in hostels, DSP Lal said.

Prima facie, distraction from studies due to a relationship with a girl appears to be the reason behind the suicide, the DSP said.

The police recovered love letters written to a girl from the victim’s room, he said.

«Aryan’s performance sheet is yet to be obtained from the coaching institute to assess his scoring status and regularity in the class,» Lal added.

The latest incident is suspected as the fourth suicide case by a coaching student in Kota this month and the ninth this year so far, report said.

Earlier today, an NEET aspirant was allegedly attacked and killed by unidentified persons at a hostel in Rajasthan’s Sikar district, news agency PTI has reported citing the police. According to officials, the incident was reported at Angad Hostel in the Udyog Nagar Station area. The victim, Mohit Yadav, was preparing for the NEET exams. An officer with Udyog Nagar police station told PTI that police received information that a student was attacked by unidentified people and was hit on his head. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

Prior to that, the last two suicide cases were also reported in the Kunhari area where a 17-year-old NEET aspirant from Patna in Bihar, identified as Navlesh (17), was found hanging in his room at Krishna Vihar on May 12 and another NEET aspirant, Dhanesh Kumar Sharma (15) from Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh, hanged himself to death in the on May 11.

Mohammed Nasid (22), a NEET aspirant and resident of Bengaluru ended his life by jumping from the tenth floor of a multistory building in Vigyan Nagar area on May 8.

Last year, 15 coaching students died by suicide in the coaching hub. More than 2.25 lakh students are estimated to be taking classes in various coaching centres in the city this academic session to crack entrance exams of medical and engineering colleges.

(With inputs from PTI)

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