Dalit Student Who Fought NEET Exam In Supreme Court Found Hanging

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A 12-year-old girl from Senthil Nagar School in Tamil Nadu's, Palayamkottai India, has reportedly committed suicide after jumping off the terrace of her neighbors house.

Daughter of a daily wage labourer, Anitha, would have qualified for a MBBS seat had admissions been held on the basis of Plus Two marks.

She had scored 1,176 out of 1,200 marks in Class XII and needed a cut off of 196.75 for medicine.

Anitha is believed to have gone for MBBS counselling despite having a poor NEET of 86/700 and did not get a seat.

The Supreme Court however ruled that medical admissions in Tamil Nadu will be based on the national admission test.

On Friday, the 17-year-old who was completely disillusioned and disappointed with the fact that she did not get a medical seat despite her efforts, made a decision to kill herself.

The incident took place at 3 am on Wednesday, when other members of her family were sleeping.

As all the parties wanted an exemption from NEET, CM EPS government passed a resolution and approached the Central government. In Tamil Nadu entrance examinations to medical college and engineering admissions were based on plus two marks. The entrance exam was made mandatory a year ago and it is based on CBSE syllabus. "One can always prepare well and get through next year", he said, asking students to refrain from succumbing to depression.

The Tamil Nadu health minister VIjayabaskar said he was saddened by the incident, telling students not to lose hope.

Anitha's death has raised concern over many issues within the state starting with how incomparable and outdated the state education syllabus is and how AIADMK is drifting away from governance and getting embroiled in internal fights.

While her parents were clueless why she committed suicide, her letter explained why she took this extreme step. The SC verdict came after the Centre refused to endorse Tamil Nadu's draft ordinance seeking one-year exemption from NEET.

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