Anonymous letter threatens bombing of Ariyalur railway station each month till NEET is scrapped

First Published 6, Sep 2017, 6:53 PM IST
Anonymous letter threatens bombing of Ariyalur railway station each month till NEET is scrapped
Highlights
  • An anonymous letter stating that a bomb would explode at the railway station premises in Ariyalur each month was found by railway officials
  • The letter said that the bombings will continue till the NEET exam is withdrawn by the government
  • This comes after massive protests erupted across Tamil Nadu after the suicide of Anitha after failing to secure a medical seat through NEET

An anonymous letter stating that a bomb would explode at the railway station premises in Ariyalur each month 'till the NEET exam is withdrawn by the government' was received by a senior railway official here today, police said to PTI.    

They said the Railway Station Manager received the letter threatening that one bomb will explode in the station premises every month till the NEET examination is withdrawn by the government.

However the letter did not elaborate.

Protests erupted throughout Tamil Nadu after the death of S Anitha, a 17-year-old medical aspirant from Ariyalur after failing to secure a medical seat through NEET. She had scored 1,176 marks out of 1,200 in the plus two exams under the Tamil Nadu state board but scored a paltry 86 out of 720 marks in NEET.

Anitha had said that she was unable to comprehend NEET and was unable to spend money on extra coaching class as NEET is based on CBSE syllabus.

She was found hanging from a ceiling fan at her house in Ariyalur district on Friday morning, September 1.

The Supreme Court had last month asked the Tamil Nadu government to start the counselling for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses in the state, based on the NEET merit list.      

It had given the directive after the Centre told the court that it was not in favour of a recent ordinance passed by the state to exempt it from the NEET this year. 

(With inputs from PTI)

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