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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Study pressure claims one more IIT aspirant in Kota - TNN

TNN | Nov 24, 2016, 09.41 AM IST

JAIPUR: The body of an IIT aspirant Ashish Satyam (16) from Muzaffarpur in Bihar, who has been missing for the past three days, was fished out from Chambal river on Wednesday morning. 

Satyam, a Class XII student had mailed his suicide note to his friend on November 19 telling they will find his body near the Chambal river. 

"The suicide note reads that he was unable to handle the pressure of studies and is committing suicide by jumping into the Chambal river. His body should be searched around the river and his parents be informed," said Om Prakash Sharma, SI, Jawahar Nagar police station. 

Since the note was mailed, the deceased was not seen by anyone and had gone missing. His friend who received the mail informed the coaching institute which had informed the police. A missing complaint was filed in the Jawahar Nagar police station that had launched a massive search operation. However, the search team failed to trace him till his body was spotted floating near Chambal garden in the morning. Police who was already searching the entire area reached the spot and sent the body to the hospital.

"His parents, who were in Kota since they were informed of being missing, identified the body . A case has been registered and body was sent for post-mortem," said a police officer. 

During his period when he was missing, police had searched his room for clues but to no avail. "Even at his coaching institute police questioned his classmates to find that deceased was not interested in studies."His scores in the test were also not impressive," said police, who have not revealed his academic scores. He was a student of Class XI in a `ghost' school.He came from Muzaffarnagar last year to appear in the IIT examination.

"He was slated to appear in the IIT next year. Had he not left the suicide note, nobody would have believed him to have committed suicide in Class XII. This is 15th suicide by a coaching student and has pushed Kota closer to the last year figure of 17.