Tamil Nadu: Three Girls End Lives After NEET Results Announced

A CPI MP has asked the Centre to exempt the state from NEET with immediate effect.

New Delhi: An 18-year-old girl died by suicide after hanging herself in her house near Vilupuram on Thursday after failing to clear the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test, a day after two girls ended their lives in Tamil Nadu for the same reason.

A total of three girls have died by suicide within two days in the state after the NEET results were declared.

M. Monisha took her life after she could not crack the exam for the second consecutive year.

“She could not succeed in her attempt last year and got a low score in NEET this year,” a district police official said.

The student, from Koonimedu Kuppam near Marakkanam in Villupuram district, had completed her Class XII from a reputed school at Tiruchengode in Erode district.

Monisha is from a fishing community and studied hard for the exam for a year, the official said. She was dejected due to her failure.

Preliminary enquiries revealed that the girl’s mother had died recently. She was close to her father and may have felt that he would also be dejected about the outcome, the official said.

On June 5, S. Ritusree and N. Vaishiya of Tirupur and Pattukottai respectively ended their lives after they did not crack NEET.

In 2017, Anitha of Ariyalur district killed herself after she did not clear the NEET, leading to protests and opposition to the test.

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Last year, S. Prathiba from Villupuram district and K. Subashri of Tiruchirappalli also killed themselves for the same reason.

Exempt TN from NEET: Tirupur MP-elect

Citing the suicide of two girls for not qualifying in the medical entrance examination, CPI MP-elect from Tirupur K. Subbarayan Thursday demanded the BJP-led government at the Centre to immediately exempt Tamil Nadu from NEET.

The CPI leader paid his last respects to 17-year-old Rithushree who died by suicide in her house in Tirupur as she did not pass the exam.

Later, he expressed sorrow over the suicide of N. Vaishiya of Pattukottai, who also took her life after not qualifying in the entrance test.

It’s time the Centre exempted Tamil Nadu from NEET and all the 37 MPs from the state would raise the issue in the Lok Sabha, he said in a statement.

Also, he requested the state government to pay solatium to the family of the deceased girls and also provide a government job to a member of the bereaved families.