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Tamil Nadu Girl Commits Suicide After Failing in NEET 2018

The 17-year-old Dalit girl took the step after she scored 39 marks out of 720 in the NEET exam.

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Over 13 lakh candidates had appeared for the NEET at 2,225 centres across the country on 7 May. Image used for representational purposes only.
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A 17-year-old girl, who was found dead at her home in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruvannamalai on Monday, 4 June, is suspected to have killed herself by consuming poison after she failed in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET).

The Dalit girl took this major step after she scored 39 marks out of 720 in the nationwide examination, which selects students for undergraduate medical and dental courses.

She consumed poison after she failed the NEET. We have not received any formal complaint yet but this is what we have heard.
Police officer

Her body is presently kept at Villupuram Government hospital to conduct an autopsy, reported ANI.

In a similar incident, a 19-year-old medical aspirant, on Monday, allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the 8th floor of a building in Dwarka Sector 12, hours after the NEET results were announced.

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Parnav Mehandirata had jumped from the building. His body was found lying in a pool of blood on the ground just beneath the balcony of his residence on the eighth floor.
Senior Police official to PTI

"Further enquiry revealed that the deceased was appearing in the NEET exam for the last two years after passing class 12 in year 2016. Today, the result of NEET was declared in noon and he had failed to qualify the exam," the official said.

A suicide note was found in his room which mentioned he had lied about NEET result to his parents, he said.

Over 13 lakh candidates had appeared for the NEET exam at 2,225 centres across the country on 7 May, results of which were declared on Monday.

(With inputs from ANI and PTI.)

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