Failure In NEET Ends Lives Of Aspirants Across The Country

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Chennai: A 19-year-old daughter of an agricultural labourer allegedly committed suicide in Senji town of Villupuram district as she was unable to clear the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in her second attempt, the police said.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) yesterday declared the results for NEET-- the entrance examination for admission to medical and dental colleges across the country.

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Prateebha consumed poison yesterday and then stated vomiting, after which her family rushed her to a hospital. A doctor suggested that she be taken to their headquarters hospital for better treatment. At 9pm she was declared dead, the police said.

She left behind a note, saying that she dreamt of becoming a doctor but the questions in NEET were too difficult for her to even understand, they said.

According to police, the girl had secured 490 marks out of 500 in her class 10 exam and 1125 marks out of 1200 in the class 12.

The girl decided to appear for NEET this year for the second time as her family could not afford medical education in a private college. However she secured only 39 marks out of 700.

Last year, a Dalit girl, Anitha, from Ariyalur, had committed suicide after scoring low marks in NEET, resulting in widespread political outrage.

A total of 13.36 lakh candidates had registered for this year's NEET exam. However, 12.69 lakh candidates appeared for the test, of whom 7.14 lakh cleared it. (PTI)

Hyderabad Girl Jumps To Death After Failing To Get Good NEET Rank

Hyderabad: A 18-year-old girl jumped to death from a building here on Tuesday allegedly after failing to get a good rank in the NEET exam, police said.

The girl, identified as Jasleen Kaur, jumped from top of the 10-storey shopping complex in the busy Abids area in the heart of the city. A police officer said the girl apparently ended her life as she went into depression after not getting the expected rank in National Eligibility-cum-Entrance (NEET) exam, the results of which were declared on Monday. A resident of Kachiguda neighbourhood, Jasleen reached Mayuri Complex in the commercial hub of Abids around 10.30 a.m. After parking her two-wheeler, she climbed the stairs and reached the top floor. Some people who spotted her raised an alarm to deter her but she jumped down. According to police, the girl sustained head injuries and died on the spot. The body was shifted to government-run Osmania Hospital for autopsy. Police registered a case. The CCTV footage showed the girl wearing jeans and T-shirt walking up the stairs and later jumping to death. (IANS)


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