Kota: NEET aspirant ends life in Kota, 24th suicide in 2023

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KOTA: Another student suicide rocked Kota on Monday as a 16-year-old girl from Mau in UP, preparing for NEET at a coaching institute in the city, died after consuming pesticide. Priyas Singh, a Class 12 student, was staying at a PG in the city’s Vigyan Nagar area.
DSP Dharmveer Singh said she consumed pesticide in her room at noon and started vomiting.Other students rushed her to hospital, but she succumbed in the evening. This is the 24th suicide by a coaching student in Kota this year and the second this month. In August, six students had ended their lives.

As suicides mount, govt under pressure

DSP Dharmveer Singh said no suicide note was recovered from Priyas’s room. Police are conducting a probe to ascertain the reason behind the extreme step taken by the girl.
The mounting cases have put the government under pressure, as the administration has been unable to find a solution despite issuing guidelines for coaching institutes as well as hostels and PG accommodations for implementing a slew of suicide prevention measures.

Last week, the state’s UHD minister Shanti Dhariwal faced flak when he claimed that a Jharkhand girl, who had hanged herself from the ceiling fan in her hostel room, had stated in her letter that she was taking her life because of a “love affair”. Police had denied recovering any suicide note from the teen’s room or finding any clue of an affair.
Earlier, chief minister Ashok Gehlot had appealed to parents not to put pressure on their children to crack medical or engineering entrance exams.

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