June 1, 2016 1:55:39 am
A 17-year-old student, who had been preparing for IIT-JEE entrance examination for the last two years and hailed from a village in Sawai Madhopur, allegedly committed suicide at his rented accommodation in Kota Tuesday.
Nirmal Yogi, a student of Resonance coaching institute in Kota, stayed at a rented accommodation in Keshavpura area.
“He studied till midnight yesterday before going off to sleep. In the morning, when the sweeper heard no response from his room, his landlord went up and knocked at the boy’s door but got no answer. When he pushed the door harder, he found the student hanging from the ceiling,” a police officer from Kota’s Mahaveer Nagar police station said.
While no suicide note was found at the scene, quoting the boy’s relatives, police said that Nirmal had recently performed poorly in a test at his coaching institute.
Kota has seen a spate of suicides by students over the last couple of years. Last year, the city witnessed over 30 cases of alleged suicide by students of coaching institutes, drawing nationwide concern.
Last month, a 17-year-old IIT aspirant, who was studying at a coaching institute in Kota, allegedly jumped to death as she was disappointed with her scores in IIT-JEE Mains, police said.
Governor Kalyan Singh had recently asked the state government to set up a regulatory body for the city’s thriving coaching industry. “The body should also decide the admission procedure to these institutes and direct them to reduce the pressure on students,” he had said.
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