NEET Result 2023: 21-year-old From Bihar Dies by Suicide in Kota
In a heartbreaking incident, a 21-year-old aspiring medical student from Bihar has reportedly committed suicide in Kota, Rajasthan. The young individual, identified as Roshan, took this extreme step after failing to achieve the desired marks in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for the second consecutive time. The unfortunate incident occurred on Thursday evening, when Roshan's brother, Suman, who is also preparing for competitive exams in Kota, discovered the lifeless body.
Authorities disclosed that no suicide note was found in Roshan's room, located in the Mahaveer Nagar Police station area. However, they believe that he hung himself from the ceiling fan due to his inability to secure satisfactory marks in the NEET-UG. The NEET results were recently announced, further exacerbating Roshan's distress. Both Roshan and his brother had been diligently preparing for the entrance exam, residing separately in the Mahaveer Nagar area.
According to DSP Harshraj Singh, the circle officer of the area, Roshan had visited his uncle in Delhi before returning to Kota on Thursday morning. He spoke with his mother upon his arrival. However, when his parents attempted to contact him later in the day, Roshan did not respond. Concerned, they asked Suman to check on him at his PG accommodation. Tragically, Suman discovered his brother's lifeless body hanging from the ceiling fan in his third-floor room.
Roshan was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, where medical professionals declared him brought dead. Preliminary investigations reveal that Roshan had been preparing for the NEET-UG for two years in Kota and obtained a score of 400 out of 720 in the most recent edition of the exam. Authorities have initiated an investigation under section 174 of the CrPC (enquire and report on suicide) to gather more information surrounding the incident.
The family of the deceased arrived in Kota on Friday afternoon, and after the completion of postmortem procedures, Roshan's body was handed over to them. Unfortunately, this tragic event marks the twelfth student suicide in Kota over the past six months, further highlighting the immense pressure and mental health challenges faced by students. Disturbingly, at least 15 student suicides were recorded in 2022.
It is crucial to recognize the toll that competitive exams and academic pressures can take on the well-being of young individuals. Efforts must be made to prioritize mental health support and establish comprehensive systems that address the emotional needs of students, thereby mitigating the risk of such devastating outcomes.