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Monday, May 9, 2016

Two more students commit suicide in Kota, poor performance in exam suspected

One of the deceased called his family and informed he was "going to heaven".

Two students allegedly committed suicide in Kota after they performed poorly in the exams, police said on Monday.

18-year-old Keshav Meena alias Monu, resident of Harinagar in Khatoli town of the district, hanged himself from the ceiling fan of his rented room in Mahaveernagar Extension area, a police personnel said.

The police broke into his room this morning on being informed by the landlord and found his body, they said, adding Meena was rushed to a hospital where he was declared dead.

Meena had been living in Kota for about a year and was preparing for medical entrance test at a coaching institute. He had appeared for NEET on May 1, the police personnel said. No suicide note was recovered from the room. It is suspected that poor performance in NEET exam is likely to be the reason behind suicide, police said.

Investigation in the case is underway and the body has been handed over to family members after postmortem, they said.

On Thursday, a final year student of B.Tech had consumed poison in his room and succumbed during treatment at a hospital on Saturday.

Avanish Meena (22), a resident of Hingoniya village in Kanwas Thesil in Kota, consumed poison in Subashnagar II area of the city, Sub-Inspector Ramkishan said.

The deceased had reportedly not performed well in one of his papers and was scheduled to appear for the next exam on Thursday but he missed it and consumed poison, the sub-inspector said.

He said the victim had called his family and informed he was “going to heaven”. The body has been handed over to the family members after postmortem, Ramkishan said.

This is the eight suicide by a student in Kota in 2016. In 2015, the number of suicide cases by students taking coaching were 19, following which guidelines to coaching institutes to check such deaths were initiated.

Recently, Kota district collector Ravi Kumar Surpur had written an emotional letter to parents of over 1.50 lakh students in coaching institutes here, asking them not to force their expectations on the children.

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