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Disappointed Over Results, IIT Aspirant Allegedly Commits Suicide In Kota - NDTV

Cities | Press Trust of India | Updated: April 28, 2016 21:03 IST

This is the fifth case of student suicide in Kota this year. (Representational image)

KOTA:  A 17-year-old IIT aspirant, who was studying at a coaching institute, allegedly committed suicide today as she was disappointed with her scores in IIT-JEE Mains, police said.

This is the fifth case of student suicide in Kota this year. The JEE Mains results were announced yesterday. The 17-year-old allegedly jumped from the fifth floor of the building where she was staying in this morning. She was disappointed with her low marks, Harish Bharti, Station House Officer, Jawharnagar police station said.

The girl was immediately taken to a hospital where the doctors declared her brought dead, Mr Bharti said.

She used to live with her father, a resident of Delhi, in a rented flat in Indira Vihar area. The student had been taking coaching for the IIT-JEE entrance exam for the last two years in Kota, police said.

A suicide note was also recovered from her room but nothing can be stated about its content at present, Mr Bharti said.

The girls' father is still in the state of shock and unable to speak, Mr Bharti said, adding the body has been handed over to the family members after postmortem and further investigation in the matter is underway.

Police have lodged a case in this connection, the officer added.

Kota, the coaching hub for various engineering and medical entrance examinations, has been witnessing an increasing trend in student suicides with the figure touching 18 last year.