Two teens end life over NEET results


NATIONAL | June 5, 2019:

Tamil Nadu's performance in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) improved sharply over last year's, but none of its 59,785 candidates who qualified scored a rank in the top 50 in the country. As compared to 2018, where 39.56% of the students who appeared passed the test, this time around, 48.57% students qualified.

Hours after the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) results were announced, a 17-year-old girl killed herself by hanging in her house at Velliangadu in Tiruppur city and was declared brought dead at the hospital.

In Tiruppur, the victim, daughter of garment unit workers, had scored 491 out of 600 in the Plus Two examinations, and recently took the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test. However, the girl was unable to score enough marks in the NEET exam in order to qualify for a medical seat.

The Tirupur police said the death was due to hanging. The parents of the deceased told the media that their daughter was very bold, brave and ambitious, and that they were shocked by her death.

While they voiced suspicion that her suicide was due to her NEET score, the police did not find any suicide note.

In another case, a 17-year-old from Thanjavur immolated herself for not scoring enough marks, though she had qualified in the test.

With inputs from The Hindu