TRAGIC! Girl who cleared IIT, commits suicide for unwillingly forced to pursue engineering

29 April 2016, 08:41 AM

A 17 year old girl, who had purportedly cleared the IIT entrance exam has committed suicide for unwillingly forced to pursue study engineering. This mishap marked the fifth case of suicide in the city of Kota which is known as the hub of coaching centre for IIT aspirants.

The girl has been identified as Kirti Tiwary. Kirti allegedly jumped from the fifth floor of the building she was staying in this morning. She was disappointed with her low marks, Harish Bharti, SHO, Jawharnagar police station said.

The girl was immediately taken to MBS hospital where the doctors declared her brought dead, the SHO said.

She used to live with her father, a resident of Delhi, in a rented flat in Indira Vihar area here. The student had been taking coaching for the IIT-JEE entrance exam for the last two years in Kota, police said.

A suicide note was also recovered from her room but nothing can be stated about its content at present, the SHO said.

Kirti’s father is still in the state of shock and unable to speak, Bharti said, adding the body has been handed over to the family members after postmortem and further investigation in the matter is underway.

Police have lodged a case in this connection, the officer added. This is the fifth case of suicide by students of coaching centres here this year.  Kota, the coaching hub for various engineering and medical entrance examinations, has been witnessing an increasing trend in student suicides with the figure touching 18 last year.

With PTI Inputs

First Published: Friday, April 29, 2016 08:26 AM

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