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Shut Coaching Institutes: Kota Student's Suicide Letter - NDTV

Shut Coaching Institutes: Kota Student's Suicide Letter

Cities | Press Trust of India | Updated: May 10, 2016 19:32 IST

KOTA (RAJASTHAN): 

HIGHLIGHTS
  1. 17-year-old jumped to her death despite having cracked IIT-JEE mains
  2. In four-page suicide note, she wrote all coaching centres should be shut
  3. Students subjected to unbearable stress and depression, she wrote

Coaching institutes should be shut down by the government, wrote a 17-year-old student before jumping to her death from the fifth floor of her residence in Kota on April 28, despite having cracked the IIT-JEE mains.

In her four-page long suicide note, the contents of which have been released by police, the girl expressed her desire to join NASA as a scientist and her lack of interest in engineering.

A Ghaziabad resident, Kirti had been staying with her parents for over two years in Kota and taking coaching for IIT-JEE at an institute in the city.

The suicide note says she was not able to put up with the depression and stress that she had been experiencing while taking coaching, said Harish Bharti, Station House Officer, Jawharnagar police station.

In her note, Kirti said the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry should shut down the coaching institutes, complaining that studies in these centres subjected the students to unbearable stress and depression.

Though she cracked the ITT-JEE mains by scoring 144 marks, engineering was a field in which she had no interest, Mr Bharti said, referring to her letter.

He said Kirti had received an award from NASA and wanted to join the space agency as a scientist.

Another teenager, a BA first year student, died yesterday during treatment after having attempted suicide on May 7 at her residence in Shivpura area of the city.

The deceased has been identified as Preeti Singh (18), police said.

She allegedly attempted suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan as she was stressed due to studies, they said, adding the body has been handed over to her family. This is the ninth suicide by a student in Kota this year.