New Delhi: In Kota, a city considered to be a hub for medical and engineering preparation, the number of student suicides is not showing any signs of decreasing. A 16-year-old girl preparing for NEET in Kota allegedly committed suicide. of Kota An officer of Vigyan Nagar Police Station gave this information on Wednesday morning. He told that the girl was preparing for NEET while staying in Kota.
Devesh Bhardwaj, an officer of Vigyan Nagar police station, further said that the incident happened on Tuesday night. He said that the victim has been identified as 16-year-old Richa Singh.
The officer said she was staying in a hostel at the Electronic Complex in Kota, where she was preparing for the medical entrance exam. The deceased girl was a resident of Ranchi, Jharkhand.
Earlier, in August, Rajasthan minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas had expressed concern over the rising suicide cases among students in coaching institutes in Kota, saying most of the tutorials in the city were run with the sole aim of earning money, leading to Students have to face a lot of mental pressure.
Khachariyawas had termed these coaching centers as ‘mafia’ and urged the Congress government to take strict action against them.
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Police said a similar incident had taken place on August 27, when a 16-year-old student, who was preparing for NEET to get admission in medical colleges, allegedly committed suicide at his coaching institute.
The deceased was identified as Avishkar from Maharashtra. He had jumped from the sixth floor of his coaching centre. According to sources, this was the 23rd incident of suicide in Kota this year.
Amid rising cases of suicide among students in Kota, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had recently formed a committee, which was tasked to look into such cases and file a report as soon as possible.
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