Another NEET Aspirant Kills Self In Rajasthan’s Sikar, Second Suicide Case In 3 Days


In another incident of student suicide, an 18-year-old student preparing for the NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) has allegedly killed self by handing from a  ceiling fan in his hostel room in Rajasthan’s Sikar, as per police. The incident reportedly took place on Saturday, October 7, 2023. The deceased student, Nitin Fauzdar, was a resident of Nadbai town in Bharatpur district. The student moved to Sikar in June to prepare for the NEET Exam, where he also joined a coaching centre. However, he skipped his coaching classes on Saturday, Station House Officer, Udhyog Nagar police station, Surendra Degra, was reported as saying by PTI. 

On finding the room locked from the inside, Nitin’s room mate opened the window of the room only to find his body hanging from the ceiling fan, as per the SHO. Notably, this is the third case of student suicide in Sikar in just three days. Earlier on September 5, a 17-year-old NEET aspirant Kaushal Meena ended his life by hanging himself in the hostel room. 

Kota Student Suicides: Growing Concern

Notably, this year has witness a spree of suicides among students. In Rajasthan’s Kota, hailed as the coaching hub of the country, as many as 23 student suicides have been reported by far this year, the highest figure ever. Earlier last year in 2022, a total of 15 incidents of student suicides were reported from Kota. Famed across the country for its coaching centres and competitive exam preparations, over two lakh students migrate to Kota every year to prepare for competitive exams like NEET and JEE (Joint Entrance Examination). 

In light of the growing case of students suicides, the district administration in Kota has underlined various measures and practices to curb suicides. Even the union government and the education ministry has expressed severe concerns on the cases of students suicides. Earlier today, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan emphasized upon collective efforts to keep students stress-free. “No precious lives should be lost, they are our kids. It is our collective responsibility to keep students stress-free,” Dharmendra Pradhan said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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