As the unfortunate streak continues in Rajasthan's educational hub Kota, once again the death of another 20-year-old NEET aspirant by suicide has been reported on Monday, taking the total of such cases so far this year to 28.
As per media reports, the deceased 20-year-old was identified as Faureed Hussain, hailing from West Bengal.
About the incident
It has been reported that Hussain was found hanging in his rented room in the Wakf Nagar area of the city.
Doctors pronounced him dead-on-arrival upon being taken to the hospital.
According to the details shared by the other students from the same rented accommodation, they last saw Hussain at nearly 4 pm, following which his room was locked from the inside, till nearly 7 pm. Following this, they informed the landlord and urged him to intervene after Hussain did not respond to their calls.
What did the police say?
When questioned about the incident, the police said that the cause behind the suicide is being investigated.
According to the officials, a postmortem will be performed following which the body of the student would be handed over to his family.
Kota continues to witness student suicides
Rajastan's education hub Kota, which is known for housing the country's best coaching institutes for NEET and IIT-JEE , has been witnessing an unprecedented surge in student suicide cases this year.
Taking the matter into cognisance, the local authorities have now made it mandatory to install anti-hanging devices in ceiling fans at all coaching centers and issued directives for institutes to refrain from conducting any examinations for a period of two months.