NEET as­pi­rant hangs self dur­ing video call with dad

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Nation - HT Cor­re­spon­dent let­ters@hin­dus­tan­

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.

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