Two more suicides in Kota, Coachings asked to halt tests

According to the police sources a 16-year-old boy from Maharashtra died after jumping from the sixth floor of his rented PG. He was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries.

Bhoomi Goyal
Published on: 15 Sep 2023 9:07 AM GMT
Two more suicides in Kota, Coachings asked to halt tests
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Two more teenagers, who were preparing for medical admission at Kota in Rajasthan, died by suicide after their internal tests prompting the district administration order the coaching institutions to halt the tests for two months.

Source: NDTV

With the two suicides on Sunday, the number of students dying by suicide in this coaching hub of the country so far this year, rose to 23 this year.

The number is by far the highest since 2015, when the administration first began compiling records of college aspirants who have died by suicide. Six of the 23 deaths took place in August alone.

According to the police sources a 16-year-old boy from Maharashtra died after jumping from the sixth floor of his rented PG. He was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries.

A little later, an 18-year-old boy from Bihar was found hanging from fan in his room soon after appearing in the internal tests.

Kota district administration, apparently alarmed by the spate of suicides, asked the coaching institutions to put a halt to the tests for two months.

Police said that the second student, Adarsh who committed suicide on Sunday, was a student at a prestigious coaching centre in Kota. While the first student, Avishkar Sambhagi, who jumped from the sixth floor of the building after giving a test, was a student of Allen Coaching Center. According to the police, the student, it seems, was not satisfied with his performance in the test and therefore took the extreme step.

Avishkar was living with her grandparents and preparing for NEET. After getting information about the incident, Vigyan Nagar police station took the student to a private hospital, where doctors declared him dead. The district administration is constantly trying to keep children stress-free, but still cases are not decreasing.

According to some reports, depression was one of the main reasons behind the suicides.

Bhoomi Goyal

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