Kota student death: Another NEET aspirant dies by suicide in Kota, fourth case this month | Jaipur News – trendswire
The young student, identified as Aryan, was staying at Kamla Udhyan in Landmark City.
Hailing from Bihar’s Nalanda district, Aryan had been studying in Kota for the past year at a coaching institute to prepare for the National Entrance and Eligibility Test (NEET).
Having recently returned to Kota from his hometown after the annual break, Aryan had attended classes until Tuesday, but was absent on Wednesday.
He stayed in his hostel room throughout the day. Concerned after repeated calls from her went unanswered, Aryan’s parents notified the shelter director. Arriving at his room around 9:00 pm, the warden discovered that the door was locked from the inside and immediately contacted the police.
Police officers forced their way into the room and recovered Aryan’s lifeless body, which was hanging from the ceiling fan. The body was later moved to a mortuary, pending the arrival of Aryan’s parents for an autopsy.
Disturbingly, the fan in the hostel room did not have an anti-suicide device, a violation of the guidelines set out by the Kota District Administration and the Kota Hostel Association to prevent such incidents in hostels.
Based on preliminary evidence, it is suspected that the suicide may have been triggered by distractions in Aryan’s studies, specifically related to a romantic relationship. Police discovered love letters addressed to a girl in the victim’s bedroom.
In addition, to determine Aryan’s academic progress and class attendance, authorities are in the process of obtaining his performance sheet from the training institute.
The recent tragedy marks the fourth case of suicide involving a training student in Kota this month, and the ninth such incident this year.
The continued occurrence of such incidents highlights the urgent need for enhanced support systems and preventative measures within the coaching community to address the mental health challenges facing these young aspirants.
The latest two suicide cases were also reported in the Kunhari area, where a 17-year-old NEET seeker from Patna in Bihar, identified as Navlesh (17), was found hanging in his room at Krishna Vihar on May 12 and another seeker NEET, Dhanesh Kumar Sharma (15) from Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh, hanged himself on May 11.
Mohammed Nasid (22), a nini aspirant and resident of Bangalore, ended his life by jumping from the tenth floor of a multi-storey building in the Vigyan Nagar area on May 8.
Last year, 15 training students committed suicide in the training center. It is estimated that more than 2.25 lakh students will take classes at various training centers in the city in this academic session to pass the entrance exams for medical and engineering colleges.
(With contributions from PTI)