NEET aspirant hangs self during video call with dad
KOTA: An 18-year-old student preparing for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (or Neet) Thursday hanged himself at the coaching hub of Kota during a video chat with his father who was 670km away at his home in Barmer, police said.
Karan, who lived as a paying guest, called his father Unmanaram in the morning. The two were talking when Karan, an aspiring doctor, got up and hung himself from a ceiling fan in his room, assistant sub-inspector Attar Singh said.
His father called up the landlord Devkinandan. “I had to break the door of Karan’s room,” Devkinandan, a policeman, said.
He brought Karan down and informed local police. Karan was taken to a government hospital, where he was declared dead.
ASI Singh said no suicide note was found. “Since it was a video call, it was not recorded. The details are not known,” he said.
Every year, around 150,000 students flock Kota’s 40-odd institutes to train for medical as well as engineering entrance examinations.