NEET: Teenager commits suicide in TN, events demand scrapping check

Ariyalur (TN), September 9

A 19-year-old teenager who couldn’t be part of medical faculty regardless of having cleared the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test earlier and making an attempt to enhance his rating this time round, allegedly killed himself on Wednesday, police mentioned.

Preliminary enquiries revealed that the boy was anxious for fairly a while over the NEET examination slated to be held on September 13, a police officer mentioned, including “he was anxious about the score he could get this time round though he has passed the exam earlier.”

Latching on to the incident, Tamil Nadu events reiterated their demand for scrapping the check.

The physique of the boy, recognized later as Vignesh, was discovered floating in a nicely at a village close to right here, police mentioned.

“He had gone to sleep last night as usual. His family members found him missing from the home early this morning and his body was later found floating in a well in his village,” an officer within the district police workplace mentioned.

Asked if any suicide notice was discovered, he informed PTI “no note has been found yet, however, enquiries indicate that this is a suicide”.

The physique was despatched to a authorities hospital for post-mortem, he mentioned.

DMK President M Ok Stalin, expressing grief over the NEET aspirant’s suicide, mentioned another life has been misplaced over the nationwide check.

“When the merciless central government would stop the NEET. How many more lives should we lose?” he requested and appealed to the scholar group to face life boldly and quit suicidal tendencies.

Tamil Nadu events, together with the ruling AIADMK, has been against NEET on grounds that it went in opposition to social justice, the backward lessons and pursuits of rural college students who couldn’t afford teaching lessons.

PMK founder chief S Ramadoss, expressing shock, mentioned Vignesh was studious and his NEET rating final yr was 370.

Though the youth obtained admission in a non-public medical faculty, his household, belonging to the Most Backward Classes, couldn’t afford it, he mentioned, including therefore, the boy was getting ready to sit down for the check this yr too.

“The central government has been saying that NEET is to upgrade the standard of medical education and prevent commercialisation of medical education.”

“If it is true that the quality of medical education has been rising, many who scored much less than Vignesh in NEET must not have been allowed to join private medical colleges by pumping in loads of money,” Ramadoss mentioned in an announcement.

Had admission been given based mostly on Class 12 marks, the boy would have for positive obtained a placement in a medical faculty, he mentioned.

“The opportunity to join medical college must not have been denied to Vignesh just because he did not have money to join a medical college though he cleared the NEET,” Ramadoss mentioned.

The PMK prime chief, an ally of the ruling AIADMK-led alliance wherein the BJP can be a constituent, alleged NEET was being held just for non-public teaching establishments to take pleasure in profiteering.

“If this case continues, there’s a menace of many college students resorting to suicide yearly resulting from concern and frustration over the NEET. To stop this, the Centre ought to come ahead to completely scrap the NEET.

Also, the Tamil Nadu authorities should present a solatium of Rs 50 lakh to Vignesh’s household and a authorities job to at least one ofhis relations, the PMK chief appealed.

Vignesh handed 12th customary two years in the past and he was from Elanthankuzhi village in Ariyalur district. PTI


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