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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Another IIT aspirant kills self in coaching hub Kota - Business Standard

Press Trust of India  |  Kota (Raj)  July 20, 2015 Last Updated at 18:42 IST

An 18-year-old youth, who was taking coaching classes for IIT entrance test, allegedly hanged himself in his hostel room here, days after NCRB released data saying that 45 students committed suicide last year in this coaching hub. 

Avinash Singh, a resident of Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, committed suicide at his hostel room in Rajiv Gandhi Nagar colony of Jawaharnagar police station area late last night, Sub Inspector Suraj Singh said.

Avinash's body was found this morning and has been sent to mortuary of Maharao Bhim Singh (MBS) hospital for post mortem examination.

His parents have been informed, the officer said, adding that the boy apparently took the step under stress of studies.

According to data released by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) on Saturday, Kota has registered 100 suicide cases in 2014 and 45 of them were coaching students.

The report mentions the stress of studies and failure in examination among the key causes of suicide among coaching students in Kota.

Over 1.50 lakhs students are taking coaching in various coaching institutes in Kota the city that has made name as coaching hub of the country.