Kota: 17-year-old cracks IIT-JEE, commits suicide over low scores

Kota: A 17-year-old IIT aspirant, who was studying at a coaching institute, allegedly jumped to her death on Thursday as she was disappointed with her scores in IIT-JEE Mains, police said.

This is the fifth case of student suicide in Kota this year. The JEE Mains results were announced on Thursday. Kirti allegedly jumped from the fifth floor of the building she was staying in this morning.

She was disappointed with her low marks, Harish Bharti, SHO, Jawharnagar police station said. The girl was immediately taken to MBS hospital where the doctors declared her brought dead, the SHO said.

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Representational image. Getty Image

She used to live with her father, a resident of Delhi, in a rented flat in Indira Vihar area here. The student had been taking coaching for the IIT-JEE entrance exam for the last two years in Kota, police said.

A suicide note was also recovered from her room but nothing can be stated about its content at present, the SHO said. Kirti's father is still in the state of shock and unable to speak, Bharti said, adding the body has been handed over to the family members after postmortem and further investigation in the matter is underway.

Police have lodged a case in this connection, the officer added. This is the fifth case of suicide by students of coaching centres here this year. Kota, the coaching hub for various engineering and medical entrance examinations, has been witnessing an increasing trend in student suicides with the figure touching 18 last year.


Updated Date: Apr 29, 2016 16:10 PM

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