Another Girl ends life in Tamil Nadu over failing NEET exams

A 17-year-old girl, upset over failing the NEET exams, committed suicide by consuming rat poison at Ginjee in Villuppuram district of Tamil Nadu late on Monday night.

Police said, the young medical aspirant, Prathiba, who had scored an impressive 1125 marks out of 1200 in the Plus-two board exams, was upset after the NEET results were out.

A dejected Prathiba consumed rat poison and collapsed. She was rushed to Tiruvannamalai Government Hospital, where she was declared dead.

The post mortem would be conducted on Tuesday after which her body would be handed over to the parents.

She hailed from a poor family. While her father was a coolie, her mother was a farm worker.

Meanwhile, talking to reporters at the airport, actor Rajinikanth, who had confirmed his political entry, condoled the death of Prathiba and called for efforts to prevent such incidents.

”Really it is a sad thing to hear. I express my condolence to the family of that girl”, he said, adding, ”such things should be stopped”.

This was the second suicide of a promising medical aspirant in Tamil Nadu after S Anitha ended her life last year for failing to clear the NEET, despite securing 1175 out of 1200 in Plus two exams.

Her suicide created a furore in the state, with leaders of all political parties forcing the state government to adopt a resolution in the State Assembly seeking to exempt Tamil Nadu from NEET as it put the rural students in a disadvantageous position. (UNI)




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