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The Kota suicide files: Another IIT aspirant commits suicide. 10th case this year

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:50 IST

Kota, Rajasthan, was witness to yet another IIT aspirant suicide on 31 May, the tenth incident this year at the coaching hub.

The 17-year-old IIT aspirant used a towel to hang himself from the ceiling fan in his rented room in the Mahaveer Nagar area late on 31 May, police said.

The deceased has been identified as Nirmal Yogi, a Class 12 (XII) student and a resident of Sawai Madhopur district, who was enrolled in a coaching institute in Kota.

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The body was sent to a hospital for postmortem on 1 June, police said, adding that no suicide note was found in the room.

A probe has been launched in the matter to ascertain why he took the extreme step.

Last month, a female student committed suicide in Kota. In her suicide note, the girl claimed that although she had cracked the IIT-JEE mains, she could not cope with the depression and stress that she had been experiencing during the intense coaching sessions. In her letter, she urged that the government should strike down coaching institutes.

In the wake of an increasing number of student suicides in the coaching hub, Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh recently said that a body would be formed to regulate coaching institutes. "The body should also decide the admission procedure to these institutes and direct them to reduce the pressure on students," he said.

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First published: 1 June 2016, 9:50 IST