In an untoward incident, a 21-year-old medical education aspirant from Bihar allegedly died by suicide in Kota after failing to get desired marks in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) in two successive attempts, officials said on Saturday.
The deceased, who has been identified as Roshan (21), was a resident of Samastipur district.
Rishan was found dead on Thursday evening by his brother Suman who also prepares for competitive exams in Kota but resides separately, Police said.
After preliminary investigation, police said that no suicide note has been recovered from Roshan's room in Mahaveer Nagar Police station area, but they believe he hanged himself from the ceiling fan apparently because he failed to qualify NEET–UG with good marks even at his second attempt.
The NEET results were announced earlier this week.
All about the incident
According to circle officer of the area DSP Harshraj Singh, Roshan and his brother Suman had been preparing for the entrance exam and living at separate locations in Mahaveer Nagar area.
He also mentioned that Roshan had gone to his uncles' place in Delhi and returned to Kota on Thursday morning after which he spoke to his mother.
Later in the day, when his parents called, Roshan did not respond after which they asked Suman to go to his PG and check.
When Suman reached there, he found his brother's body hanging from the ceiling fan in his room on the 3rd floor of the building, the CO said.
He was rushed to a hospital where he was declared brought dead, the officer added.
Roshan had been preparing for the NEET–UG for two years in Kota, and he scored 400 marks out of 720 in this edition of the NEET–UG, the officer said.
It has been reported that a case have been have lodged a case under section 174 of CrPC (enquire and report on suicide) to probe the incident. They said his family reached Kota Friday afternoon and the body was handed over to them after postmortem.
This is the 12th case student suicide in Kota in the past six months. At least 15 students took to the extreme step in 2022.