Another NEET aspirant took her life by hanging herself to a ceiling fan after failing to clear the NEET (National Eligibility-cum-Enternace Test) for a medical college at Uthamarkovil near Tiruchy. The incident took place on Wednesday night days after the Central Board of Secondary Education declared the result of NEET on Monday, June 4. The deceased was identified as Subhasri, daughter of Kannan, a driver in the state-run of Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC). Subhasri bagged 907 marks in her class 12 examination but was able to score only 24 in her NEET examination this year.

On Thursday, after the post-mortem at the Government hospital located in Srirangam, Subhasri’s body was handed over to her parents. She was taken to Oyamari electrical crematorium for last rites and cremation, said the police.

A similar incident took place in Tamil Nadu’s Villupuram district where a 17-year-old Dalit medical girl identified as Prateebha committed suicide on Monday hours after the NEET result was declared. The resident of Peruvallur village in Gingee Taluk Prateebha, who scored 1125 out of 1200, took the shocking step as she couldn’t clear the examination.

She scored 495 marks out of 500 in Tamil Nadu’s junior school. Prateebha consumed poison. Her friend was quoted saying that she wanted to be an MBBS doctor. Her father Shanmugotam, is a farmer while her mother is a farm worker.

South Party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) also brought up the issue and slammed the Centre over the rise of NEET aspirants committing suicide. An attention motion was called in the assembly by DMK. Even mega-star Rajinikanth expressed his condolence to the family and urged the Centre and State for taking actions over the suicide matter.

It was not just Prateebha’s suicide that came to light, even Parnav Mehandirata hailing from Dwarka was found lying in a pool of blood on the ground after the CBSE NEET 2018 result was declared. According to a senior police officer, the incident took place in Sunny Valley CGHS Society, sector 12 of Dwarka. Reportedly, the deceased was appearing for the NEET examination for the last two years after passing class 12 in the year 2016.

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