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19-year-old IIT aspirant hangs self in Kota - TNN


19-year-old IIT aspirant hangs self in Kota
TNN | Updated: Jan 21, 2018, 08:42 IST






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KOTA: A 19-year-old IITaspirant from Hajipur in Bihar on Friday evening committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan of his hostel room in Mahaveer Nagar-I under Jawahar Nagar police station area.

The body was handed over to the family members who reached here from Bihar on Saturday. An investigation into the matter was initiated after lodging a case under Section 174 of CrPC.

The deceased Aniket Anand was a Class XII student and was preparing to crack IIT entrance test in a coaching institute of the city, said Neeraj Gupta, circle incharge, Jawahar Nagar police station.

"After returning from coaching class yesterday noon, he locked himself in his hostel room and did not come out for dinner following which his room gate was broken open,'' he said.

"If I could score 95% marks.......... If I could lead a happy life like others," reads the notebook page recovered from his room. However, no suicide note was recovered.

It seems he took the extreme step due to study stress and pressure, Gupta said.

After post-mortem, the body was handed over to Anand's maternal uncle who reached Kota on Saturday.

This is the fourth case of suicide by a coaching student in Kota this year since January 1.

Earlier this month, three other coaching students including two girls, all NEET aspirants, committed suicide in Kota.