‘…I Can’t Do JEE’: Student Dies By Suicide in Rajasthan’s Kota; 2nd in January

The suicide note recovered along with the girl's body. (Image: X)

The suicide note recovered along with the girl’s body. (Image: X)

Although her family took swift actions in the situation and hospitalised the girl, she was declared brought dead by the doctors

Another student preparing for the Joint Entrance Examination died by suicide in Rajasthan’s Kota. This is the second suicide this month in relation to the increasing exam stress among students.

The 18-year-old girl hailing from Kota’s Borkheda was found hanging at her residence, an NDTV report said. Although her family took swift actions in the situation and hospitalised the girl, she was declared brought dead by the doctors.

Police have launched a probe into the matter and have sent the girl’s corpse for post-mortem. Cops have also recovered a suicide note from the student’s residence.

“Mummy Papa, I can’t do JEE. So I suicide. I am loser. I worst daughter. Sorry Mummy, Papa. This is the last option I have,” the suicide note read.

Police said that the deceased was living with her father — employed in a bank — and was repeating Class 12. The girl was struggling with immense amount of pressure due to the competitive exams.

Even after dedicating over seven hours to her studies each day, she was left in a highly stressed situation.

A student preparing for National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) in Kota, died by suicide last week.

The student, 17 or 18-year-old, was found hanging in his room in a Kota hostel. The boy was enrolled in a private NEET coaching centre.

However, no suicide note was found and neither could the motive be ascertained.

The unfortunate incident took place at place late on January 23 in the Jawahar Nagar police station. Responding to a distress call, police reached the spot and sent the boy’s body for post-mortem after informing his family.

Kota had the highest number of cases of suicide by coaching students. The city still faces a shortage of clinical pyschologists to deal with mental health issues of about 2.50 lakh students preparing for various entrance exams away from their homes.

The Psychological counselling Centre, which was set up — in September 2023 — in the New Medical College Hospital in Kota in compliance with the Rajasthan government’s budget announcement, has no clinical psychologist.

There is only one clinical psychologist appointed at the NMCH against the demand of at least five, and it lacks an adequate number of trained staff, a PTI report said.

(With PTI inputs)

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