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Tamil Nadu: NEET aspirant dies by suicide over fear of failing exam; third in four days

Soundarya, daughter of a daily wage labourer, allegedly died by suicide in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday over fears of failing in the medical entrance examination.
 

Tamil Nadu: NEET aspirant dies by suicide over fear of failing exam; third in four days-dnm
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Chennai, First Published Sep 15, 2021, 4:16 PM IST
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Chennai: Just a day after the demise of NEET aspirant Kanimozhi in Ariyalur, another National Entrance cum Eligibility Test (NEET) aspirant allegedly died by suicide in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday over fears of failing in the medical entrance examination.

The victim, identified as Soundarya (17), was a resident of Thalayarampattu village at Katpadi in Vellore district.

The girl's father said she was depressed over not performing well in the NEET exams. She feared that she wouldn't be able to get the score required to clear the exam, her father said, India Today quoted.

Her parents said they tried to console her but she hung herself using a screen when no one was at home.

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

This is the third death linked to the NEET entrance examination in Tamil Nadu in September this year.

On Tuesday, Kanimozhi, a student from Ariyalur, died by suicide due to the fear of failing the test. On Sunday, 19-year-old Dhanush from Mettur near Salem ended his life just hours before the exam.

Speaking after hearing the news of her death, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin said: "It's sad to learn about the demise of a student due to the deadly NEET. The state has seen the death of students Anitha to Kanimozhi so I am holding the hands of the parents and students not just as Tamil Nadu CM but also as a brother and urge them to put a fullstop to the suicides. DMK has opposed NEET from the beginning and we have also started a legal fight in full swing," ABP News quoted.

Soundarya's is the 16th suicide related to NEET stress in Tamil Nadu, according to records.

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