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Rajasthan: 17-year-old medical coaching student commits suicide in Kota

The girl, Ishika Raj, came to Kota from Samastipur in Bihar just four days ago.

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June 14, 2017, 9:11 pm


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Jaipur: Barely four days after coming to Kota to prepare for medical entrance examination, a 17-year-old girl, identified as Ishika Raj who belonged to Bihar, committed suicide at her rented accommodation in this coaching hub on Wednesday, police said. A suicide note has been recovered in which she apologized to her parents for not being able to fulfill their expectations.

The girl had been living in Kota and preparing for NEET for the past two years, but she visited her family recently and returned to Kota just four days ago. Her family members had also accompanied her and helped her change her hostel room.

The girl hanged herself from the ceiling of her hostel room. The landlord informed the police following which a team was rushed there. The family members have been informed, the officials said. In the suicide note, she has reportedly stated that she didn’t want to study in Kota. She wrote in the suicide note that she was sent to Kota by her parents, said Omprakash Sharma, sub inspector at Jawahar Nagar police station who reached the spot for an investigation

Ishika is a resident of Samastipur in Bikar. She had come to Kota on June 10. She had enrolled in Allen Coaching Institute and was preparing for medical entrance examination, said Sahrma.

Ishika was living in Talvandi area in Kota.

“She didn’t turn up for classes on Wednesday. We were informed by the landlord that she was found hanging. We rushed to the spot and got the body down. We have also informed her family members,” said Sharma.

“We will talk to her parents, friends, other hostel mates and coaching institute officials to know what drove her to take the extreme step. We have put the body at the mortuary of a hospital. A postmortem examination will be conducted in the presence of her family members. We are waiting for them to arrive,” said the officer.

More than 1.5 lakh students come to Kota every year to prepare for medical and engineering entrance examinations. The city has been in the news recently for a growing number of suicides by coaching students.

The Rajasthan child welfare committee recently issued a guideline for coaching institutes to follow to curb the cases.

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First published: June 14, 2017