CHENNAI: A day before the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) a student from Ariyalur district allegedly killed herself on Saturday owing to examination fear.
The victim, N Nishanthi, from a poor economic background, had scored 529 out of 600 in her Class 12 exams last year and was preparing for the current NEET.
Her father is a casual worker in Kuwait. Nishanthi who appeared for NEET last year failed and was anxious during the second time preparation period.
The local police who came to know about the death rush to the spot and recovered the body along with a suicide note. Nishanthi had left a letter before taking the extreme step, police sources said.
In the letter, it was mentioned that the student took the extreme step as she found chemistry and biology difficult to study and wished her father could have stayed with her in Ariyalur.
Ariyalur made headlines as the district recorded the first victim and soon the villagers gathered in large numbers to mourn the death of Nishanthi reminiscing the pall of gloom that prevailed during the death of Anitha. The police have registered a case of unnatural death and further investigations are on. Based on the post-mortem report and other leads, the case will be investigated further and the education department instructed to provide counselling for students preparing for competitive exams, sources with the state administration said.