Tamil Nadu student who fight against NEET order commits suicide


Chennai: A 17-year-old student in Tamil Nadu’s Ariyalur district has committed suicide allegedly because she couldn’t clear the new NEET entrance examination.

Anitha, 17, who displayed a spectacular performance in state board class 12 exams, committed suicide today after she was unable to get a medical seat.

A police officer said no suicide note has been recovered yet.

Anitha killed herself at her residence a week after the Centre declared that Tamil Nadu cannot be exempted from NEET. She scored 1176 out of 1200 marks in her class 12 exams.

She had moved the Supreme Court seeking an exemption from the test for students like her who had studied under Tamil Nadu’s own education board.

But the Supreme Court recently rejected the petition, making NEET mandatory for all medical aspirants.

On August 22, the Supreme Court ordered Tamil Nadu government to begin medical admissions based on NEET.

The verdict came after the Centre refused to endorse Tamil Nadu’s draft ordinance seeking exemption from NEET for one year.

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