Scared Of Failing NEET 2023, 19-year-old TN aspirant commit suicide
Chennai: Scared of failing the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) examination, another Tamil Nadu based 19-year-old NEET aspirant committed suicide by hanging herself to death in a hostel room in Salem.According to a report by IANS, the student was under pressure as he attempted the exam for the third time and was unsure about clearing it. The student was going to appear for...
Chennai: Scared of failing the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) examination, another Tamil Nadu based 19-year-old NEET aspirant committed suicide by hanging herself to death in a hostel room in Salem.
According to a report by IANS, the student was under pressure as he attempted the exam for the third time and was unsure about clearing it. The student was going to appear for the exam scheduled on May 7 at an exam centre in Salem.
According to the police, the student was found hanging in his hostel room on Monday by his roommate, Balaji, who had returned to the centre from his hometown.
The deceased, according to Salem police officers, had been complaining that NEET was tough and that it was difficult for him to crack it.
Tamil Nadu, where the medical entrance test National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) has been viewed critically, has once again found a reason to call for banning the exam after the heartbreaking news of the medical aspirant.
The student’s body has been taken to the Salem Government Hospital for autopsy.
After the news broke out, locals gathered outside the hostel and tension prevailed in and around the campus.
When the cops were contacted, they rushed to the spot and conducted an preliminary investigation and found that the aspirant was struggling to crack the NEET exam. It is reported that this is his third time trying to attempt for the exam after getting coached to clear the medical entrance exam.
An FIR has been filed by the police under Section 174 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported about several suicide incidents of NEET aspirants in Tamil Nadu which are heartbreaking since the pressure of cracking the NEET is immense for the these students which prompts them to take the extreme step of taking their life.
Since 2017, over 20 medical aspirants have died by suicide in the state due to either the pressure of the exam or the fear of not getting “high enough” marks.
Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) and its leader Thol Thirumavalavan staged a protest, on Tuesday regarding the cancellation of NEET exam in Tamil Nadu.
The Stalin-led government in the state has already exempted medical students from appearing in the NEET exam.
The state assembly passed the bill twice after the Governor refused to give his consent for the legislation when it was passed for the first time.
The bill was passed for a second time by the Assembly and the Governor forwarded it to the President for consent.
In the run-up to the Tamil Nadu elections, the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party vowed to ban NEET in the state, alleging the exams for enrollment to medical colleges across India violates the principle of federalism, which is part of the basic structure of Constitution.
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