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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Stress pushes yet another student to suicide in Kota

Stress pushes yet another student to suicide in Kota

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, KotaUpdated: Dec 23, 2015 13:47 IST
According to the Kota City Police records, this was the eighteenth incident of coaching students committing suicide in Kota so far. (Representative photo)

Bogged down by study-related stress, an IIT-JEE aspirant from Dholpur committed suicide in Danbari area of Kota City on Tuesday.

Jawahar Nagar circle inspector Rajesh Meshram said that 21-year-old Shivdutt Singh, hailing from Kolari region in Dholpur district, was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his rented room.

“Soon after being informed about the incident by the victim’s roommates, police arrived at the scene and recovered the deceased’s body,” he said, adding that they had to break into the room because the door was bolted from inside.
Shivdutt had arrived at Kota in April this year, and enrolled himself in one of its premier coaching centres.


Stating that the deceased had bemoaned not being able to “fulfill his parents’ dreams” in his suicide note, Meshram said study-related stress could be the reason behind him taking the extreme step.

The police officer said Shivdutt’s post-mortem examination would be conducted on Wednesday, once his parents have arrived in the city.

According to the Kota City Police records, this was the eighteenth incident of coaching students committing suicide in Kota so far.

Incidents like this have prompted the state government to frame guidelines for coaching institutes and hostels in Kota. A review meeting in this regard was held here on Monday.
Around 1.25 lakh students arrive in Kota every year for enrolling in over half-a-dozen institutes that specialise in coaching students for engineering and medical entrance exams.