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Two more students commit suicide in Kota - Tribune India

Posted at: Jul 6, 2016, 6:50 PM; last updated: Jul 6, 2016, 8:23 PM (IST)

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Our Correspondent
Kota, July 6

One AIPMT coaching student and another school boy allegedly committed suicide in two separate incidents in Kota’s Kunhadi Thana area on Tuesday.

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Nineteen-year-old Nikhil Nayan Kumar of Bhagalpur, who was taking AIPMT classes and residing in a hostel of Allen coaching Institute, was found hanging in the bathroom of his hostel on Tuesday night. The reason of his suicide was yet to be ascertained. The body has been kept in a mortuary and his parents have been called from Bihar, the police said.

In another incident, a local class 10 student, Lekhraj, ended his life on the rail tracks. He was missing from home since July 4 and was found dead on Tuesday evening. 

Kota has been in the news many times in the past for students’ suicides. In May this year a 17-year-old in her suicide note had urged the government to shut down coaching institutes in Kota.

She had jumped to her death from the fifth floor of her residence here, despite having cracked the IIT-JEE mains.

In a line from her note, she 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.