Madurai (Tamil Nadu), September 12
A 19-year-old medical aspirant died of alleged suicide right here on Saturday, apparently ‘apprehensive’ over the National Entrance cum Eligibility Test (NEET), police stated.
The sufferer was discovered hanging at her residence and a purported suicide be aware left behind by her stated she was ‘apprehensive’ although others had excessive ‘hopes’ on her, police stated.
The demise, which comes days after one other medical aspirant within the state’s Ariyalur city allegedly dedicated suicide, drew sharp responses from Tamil Nadu political events against the NEET, whilst Chief Minister Okay Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam of the ruling AIADMK expressed shock over the incident.
DMK President M Okay Stalin stated the NEET “is not an exam at all”.
Taking to Twitter, Palaniswami expressed grief over the “sad” incident and stated college students had many avenues to style success and them resorting to such excessive steps was distressing.
“It is distressing to see students, the hope for the future, taking such steps,” he stated.
Condoling the lady’s demise, he expressed his sympathies with the household.
In a tweet, Panneerselvam expressed grief over such incidents in regards to the college students, who’re the “pillars of the future”.
“Students should learn to face any situation with guts and parents should aid them in this,” stated the Deputy CM and AIADMK coordinator.
Stalin, Leader of the Opposition within the Tamil Nadu Assembly, expressed shock over the suicide, however stated killing oneself was not the answer.
“We can realise from the death of Anitha (a medical aspirant who died of suicide in 2017) to Jothisri Durga that NEET is severely affecting students,” he stated in a tweet.
“I repeat, suicide is not a solution; NEET is not an exam at all. #BanNeet_SaveTNStudents,” he added.
PMK MP Dr Anbumani Ramadoss, whose social gathering is an NDA constituent, condoled the scholar’s demise and expressed his sympathies together with her household.
“#SayNoToNEET #BanNEET,” the PMK Youth Wing chief tweeted. His father and social gathering founder Dr S Ramadoss additionally referred to as for scrapping the examination.
MDMK founder and Rajya Sabha MP Vaiko slammed the BJP-led Centre, saying suicides of scholars within the state have been occurring as a result of “imposition” of the NEET on them.
Recalling varied situations of suicides by college students in Tamil Nadu, together with that of Anitha, which had sparked an outrage within the state, Vaiko alleged that regardless of their excessive Class XII scores, college students from the poorer sections have been “filtered” within the NEET and their medical desires “destroyed”.
“Cancellation of NEET alone can prevent such deaths,” he stated in a press release.
Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam chief and unbiased legislator, TTV Dhinakaran and Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan additionally expressed anguish over Durga’s demise.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court had refused to entertain a batch of pleas looking for deferment or cancellation of the NEET scheduled for Sunday.
A Bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan had stated that authorities would take all needed steps for conducting the NEET-undergraduate examination amid the COVID-19 pandemic for admission in medical programs. PTI