A 17-year-old girl who failed to qualify the all India medical entrance examination NEET 2018, allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison in Tamil Nadu’s Villupuram district on Monday. The results of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) results were declared on Monday.
S Prathiba, a resident of Peruvallur village in Gingee taluk of Villupuram district, had scored 1125 out of 1200 in her class 12 board examinations but failed to qualify the NEET.
Prathiba looked upset after the results were declared and her parents advised her not to worry, neighbours said. She collapsed on Monday night after consuming rat poison kept in her home. She was taken to the Tiruvannamalai Government Hospital where she was declared brought dead.
“She consumed poison after she failed the NEET. We have not received any formal complaint yet but this is what we have heard,” a police officer was quoted as saying by NDTV.
Expressing his condolence, actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth said, “Really it is a sad to thing hear. I express my condolence to the family of that girl. We all should take necessary steps to prevent such kind of things.”
This is the second suicide of NEET aspirant reported this year. Hours after the result of the medical entrance examination was announced, a 19-year-old NEET aspirant allegedly committed suicide by jumping from 8th floor of a building in Delhi’s Dwarka Sector 12. Parnav Mehandirata’s body was found lying in a pool of blood on the ground just beneath the balcony of his residence on the eighth floor, a police officer said.
A suicide note was found in his room which mentioned he had lied about NEET result to his parents, he said.
Last year, the suicide of S Anitha, a 17-year-old Dalit medical aspirant, had triggered a massive row in Tamil Nadu. Anitha, daughter of a daily wage earner, had allegedly hanged herself at her house in Ariyalur district after it became known that Tamil Nadu would not be exempted from the ambit of National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET).
She had moved the Supreme Court against NEET-based medical examinations in the southern state.
Her suicide had created a massive outrage on the state with political parties, students bodies and pro-Tamil outfits launching protests with many heavyweights visiting girls native village to pay their tributes.
According to One India , Now a letter which was wrote by Prathiba was found after her death. The letter was written by Prathiba which is requesting to the officials to provide marks for the questions which are falsely translated from English as she was studied in Tamil medium. In the letter the victim politely requested to issue marks but she failed with 39 marks in the NEET exam which lead to kill herself.