A 17-year-old lady in Tamil Nadu’s Ariyalur district died allegedly by suicide Monday evening, a day after taking the Medical Entrance Exam NEET.
This is the second such incident within the state in two days associated to the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET 2021) for admission to undergraduate medical programs in India.
The teen was nervous she wouldn’t clear the examination, based on the police.
She had scored 93% in her Class 12 exams.
The incident happened on a day the Tamil Nadu Assembly handed a Bill to scrap NEET and grant medical admissions on the idea of marks obtained in Class 12. A high-level committee headed by Justice AK Rajan (Retd) had beneficial the scrapping of NEET saying that the examination favors the elite and denies alternative to the poor, these educated within the vernacular medium and people who can not afford personal tuition to pursue medication.
On Sunday, a 19-year-old died by suicide hours earlier than the examination, which was postponed due to Covid and was carried out amid calls to defer it once more.
The younger scholar – Dhanush – was the son of a farm labourer. He had didn’t clear NEET in his final two makes an attempt.
Chief Minister MK Stalin appealed to college students to not lose hope and warranted that his authorities would push laws in opposition to NEET.
Tamil Nadu has lengthy resisted NEET and has demanded that the state be allowed to arrange its personal medical entrance exams.
Tamil Nadu had abolished NEET exams for almost a decade, saying it favors the rich as poor college students and people in rural areas are unable to afford personal teaching. Over the previous couple of years, 16 medical aspirants have died by suicide within the state.