Fear of upcoming NEET examination, a 19-year-old girl died by suicide on Wednesday in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
The girl was a resident of East Venkatasamy Road was preparing for NEET, scheduled to be held in September, for the past few months and was found depressed. The girl took the extreme step as she was scared of the approaching the exam, police said.
The NEET candidate was found hanging in her room on Tuesday evening by her mother, who immediately complained to the police. Further investigations will reveal what led to the suicide, they added.
DMK MLA N Karthik visited the victim’s house. He said the party chief M K Stalin expressed deep shock over the incident. The MLA urged the Centre to immediately cancel the NEET examination for admission to medical courses.
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea seeking postponement of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET).
The petition was filed by advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava on behalf of 11 students from 11 states across the country who had moved the top court seeking relief amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The engineering entrance is scheduled to take place from September 1 to September 6 while the medical entrance is slated for September 13.
The plea was in favor of conducting key entrance examinations only after normalcy is restored post-COVID-19 crisis. Ahead of the hearing, advocate Srivastava exuded confidence in getting justice for young JEE and NEET aspirants.