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A girl student, Kanimozhi who had scored 562 out of 600 marks in Tamil Nadu plus two examination, committed suicide in Santhampadi village of Ariyalur district reportedly on the fear that she was not able to perform well in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination (NEET).
She took the extreme step on Monday evening.
Kanizmozhi daughter of advocate couple, Karunanidhi and Vijayalakshmi had reportedly told her parents that she was unhappy over her performance in NEET.
Ariyalur police superintendent's office told IANS that the girl took the extreme step on Monday evening when the parents had gone for a wedding ceremony. Police said that both the parents had given her all support but for the past couple of days, she was unhappy over the performance in the entrance examination. An FIR has been registered under Section 174.
This is the third death in Ariyalur district due to NEET exam in the last few years, Anitha in 2017 and Vignesh died in 2020.
It may be recalled that another NEET aspirant, Dhanush from Koozhiyoor village near Mettur in Salem, killed himself while preparing for NEET a few days ago.
Meanwhile, the State government on Monday adopted a Bill to exempt Tamil Nadu from the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and provide admission to UG courses in medicine, dentistry, Indian medicine and Homeopathy based on Class 12 marks.