NEET aspirant ‘commits suicide’ in hostel room

An 18-year-old girl, who was taking coaching for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) at a private college here, allegedly committed suicide on Saturday.

The deceased has been identified as Marri Amrutha, a native of Gummalakshmipuram in Vizianagaram district. She had joined a private college at Asilametta Junction a few days ago for coaching. Her body was found hanging from the ceiling fan in her hostel room on Saturday morning.

No suicide note was found in her room and the police are investigating the case from various angles to ascertain that whether the girl had taken the extreme step due to academic pressure, pressure from parents or for some other reasons, III-Town Inspector T. Emmanuel Raju said.

Kin cry foul

However, her relatives said that Amrutha was good at studies and she could have ended her life owing to ragging. They held the coaching centre management responsible for her death.

The police registered a case under Section 174 Cr.PC (suspicious death) and sent the body to King George Hospital (KGH) for post-mortem.

Meanwhile, YSR Student Union State general secretary B. Kanta Rao demanded a probe into the cause of the death and ex gratia to the parents of the girl.

“The authorities must keep a tab on the activities of private junior colleges and coaching centres, where students are facing extreme pressure to fetch good ranks,” he said.

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