27 Mar 2024

Rajasthan: Sad News Comes Again From Coaching Hub Kota

The guidelines issued by the Central and State Governments to curb the increasing cases of suicide of students in Kota, Rajasthan do not seem to be successful so far.

Students ending their lives, unable to cope up with pressure of competitive exams and expectations from families have once again cast a shadow on the thriving entrance coaching business in Rajastan's city of Kota.

On Tuesday morning, 20-year-old Mohammad Urooj, who was doing NEET coaching in the city, died of suicide in his flat. After the police received the information, the body was kept in the mortuary of MBS Hospital.

Police said Urooj must have committed suicide in his room in Vigyan Nagar area during the intervening nights of Monday and Tuesday. The ceiling fan in the student's room was not equipped with anti -suicide device.

Urooj had been preparing for the medical college entrance exam at a coaching institute for the last one-and-a-half-year.

No suicide note was recovered from the NEET aspirant's room and reason behind the extreme step would be clear only after investigation, SHO Chaudhary said.

Urooj had been self-studying at his PG room for his exams due in May as his coaching classes were off as the courses were completed, he said.

Kota Superintendent of Police (SP) Amrita Duhan said, "The deceased student, a resident of Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh, was living in Kota for almost two years and doing coaching."

Speaking to media after meeting the family members of the deceased, the SP said, "The family members of the deceased student have reached Kota in the evening itself. Now the postmortem of the body will be done."

She said, "The family members told that they had talked to the student on Monday night itself. He seemed a little upset."

Despite the continuous efforts of the police-administration and the guidelines of the governments, cases of student suicide are coming to light in Kota.

Six students have died of suicide this year

Since January this year, six students have died of suicide. Last year, 25 students who were taking coaching classes in Kota had committed suicide.

To stop the increasing cases of suicide among students, last January the Central Government had issued new guidelines for coaching institutes and hostels.

Last year, the then Ashok Gehlot government of Rajasthan had also constituted a committee and issued guidelines.

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