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Tamil Nadu: Another NEET aspirant ends life over fears of failure in exam

Kanimozhi, who had found the NEET examination questions tough, had been unhappy since she had written the medical entrance test on Sunday, as per her parents, who are both advocates.

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Chennai, First Published Sep 14, 2021, 6:06 PM IST
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On the day the Tamil Nadu government passed a bill exempting the state from NEET, another NEET aspirant, 17-year-old Kanimozhi K from Tamil Nadu’s Ariyalur district, has died of suicide over fear that she might not pass the medical entrance exam for which she appeared on Sunday.

Kanimozhi, who had found the NEET examination questions tough, had been unhappy since she had written the medical entrance test on Sunday, as per her parents, who are both advocates.

"The girl after writing the exam had expressed to her parents about the paper being difficult and whether she may not clear it. Despite their parents offering support, the victim was unhappy," a police officer was quoted as saying by The New Indian Express.

Her family claimed that she was a brilliant student but was worried about NEET. She had topped the class 12 board exams. With high expectations that she would crack NEET 2021 too, Kanimozhi had told her father, Karunanidhi, that her performance in the exam could turn out to be below par.

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The Udayarpalayam police said they received the information about the suicide on Tuesday morning and they immediately registered a case under section 174 CrPC and have sent the body for postmortem, The New Indian Express reported.

On Monday, The Tamil Nadu Assembly passed a Bill seeking to scrap the NEET medical entrance examination in the state and to allow admission to medical courses based on class XII marks for the students of Tamil Nadu.

Kanimozhi’s is the third suicide related to the NEET exam in the Ariyalur district, after the deaths of Vignesh in 2020 and S Anitha in 2017.

The incident also comes days after a 19-year-old NEET aspirant Dhanush was found dead near his residence in Mettur. He had been preparing to clear NEET in his third attempt.

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