After failing to clear NEET on second attempt, daughter of agricultural labourer commits suicide

Chennai: A 19-year-old daughter of an agricultural labourer allegedly committed suicide in Senji town of Villupuram district, as she was unable to clear the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in her second attempt, the police said.

File image. Firstpost

File image. Firstpost

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday declared the results for NEET — the entrance examination for medical and dental colleges across the country. Prateebha consumed poison on Monday and then started vomiting, after which her family rushed her to a hospital. A doctor suggested she be taken to their headquarters hospital for better treatment. At 9 pm she was declared dead, according to police.

She left behind a note, saying that she dreamed of becoming a doctor but the questions in NEET were too difficult for her to even understand. According to the police, the girl had secured 490 marks out of 500 in her Class X exam, and 1125 out of 1200 in Class XII. She decided to appear for NEET this year for the second time, as her family could not afford medical education in a private college. However, she secured only 39 marks out of 700.

Last year, a Dalit girl, Anitha, from Ariyalur, had committed suicide after scoring low marks in NEET, resulting in widespread political outrage. A total of 13.36 lakh candidates had registered for this year's NEET exam. However, 12.69 lakh candidates appeared for the test, of whom 7.14 lakh cleared it.

Updated Date: Jun 05, 2018 17:18 PM

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