A 19-year old was found dead in a village well in Tamil Nadu.
The NEET aspirant, Vignesh, committed suicide in Tamil Nadu’s Ariyalur district on Wednesday. He had earlier appeared for his exams twice. The student was unable to join a private medical college because of financial problems.
His parents said that their son was worried about his upcoming entrance exam which was to be held on September, 13. His body was found in a well in a village, about 300km from Chennai. There is no suicide note found even at the home.
In the wake of this incident, political parties of the state have repeatedly demanded that the test should be postponed. DMK chief MK Stalin responded to the shocking death by demanding the central government, “When will the merciless central government stop the NEET. How many more lives should we lose?”
The state feels that the NEET system is in favor of the urban affluent class who can afford private coaching. The government argues that NEET denies opportunity to the poor high achievers who are unable to receive private coaching.
The opposition leader from the PMK, S Ramadoss urged the government to pay ₹50 thousand as compensation to the student’s family.
Anitha, another medical aspirant committed suicide three years ago in the same district when she failed in NEET. She was a topper in class 12.