AIPMT aspirant commits suicide in Rajasthan, fourth suicide in one month

Another medical aspirant allegedly committed suicide on Sunday at her accommodation in Rajiv Gandhi Nagar here due to "study pressure".

Kota: Another medical aspirant allegedly committed suicide on Sunday at her accommodation in Rajiv Gandhi Nagar here due to "study pressure".

This is the fourth such suicide in one month by an aspirant in Kota, one of the hubs for coaching centres of the country.

18-year-old Anjali Anand of Muradabad in Uttar Pradesh, who was taking classes for AIPMT in a premier coaching institute here, took the extreme step in the morning at her hostel room here by hanging self from the ceiling fan, police said.

A suicide note was found written in her diary, which stated that she ended her life due to "stress about studies" and her "inability" to fulfil her parents' dream, police said.

According to the Anand's parents, she took the extreme step due to tension about studies, police said.

The body has been kept in the mortuary of Maharao Bhim Singh (MBS) hospital for a post-mortem.

The caretaker of the hostel noticed the girl hanging from the ceiling in the morning and informed the police, he said.

Anjali had failed in her fist attempt in AIPMT exam last year and was preparing for the second attempt this year for the same entrance, SI Meghwanshi said.

A case under section 174 would be lodged in this connection after the investigation into the matter is over, Meghwanshi said.

Two AIPMT aspirants - Tarachand from Rajasthan's Pali district and Siddharth Choudhary from Bihar - committed suicide in Kota on October 2 and October 13 respectively, while another coaching student Amitesh Sahu (19) from Chhattisgarh was found dead under suspicious condition at his rented room in Mahaveernagar area here on October 21.

On the night of October 27, an AIPMT aspirant Vikas Meena (17) ended his life by hanging himself with a plastic pipe to the ceiling of his rented hostel room in Talwandi area.

Meanwhile, amid rising alarm of suicide deaths due to study pressure, Allen Career Institute today has issued helpline number for the counseling of the students, who are undergoing stress, depression or pressure.

Any coaching student who feels stressed, depressed and pressured may call round the clock helpline number 0744-5156161 and seek counseling and other required facilities, Allen Career Institute director, Naveen Maheshwari, said.

Another 16-year-old Harshdeep Kaur, a student of class XI, committed suicide yesterday by using "crape bandage" in neck at Jaishree Vihar area, police said, adding that it was not confirmed if she was a coaching student.

The body was handed over to her parents after post-mortem. She left a suicide note in which she mentioned study tension as a major reason, they added. 

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