17-year-old IIT aspirant commits suicide in Kota; 10th such case this year

KOTA: A 17-year-old IIT aspirant, studying at a coaching institute here, committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in his rented room in Mahaveer Nagar area, the 10th such incident in the coaching hub this year.

Nirmal Yogi, a Class XII student and a resident of Sawai Madhopur district, on Monday night hanged himself from the fan using a towel, police said.

The body was sent to a hospital for postmortem this morning, police said, adding no suicide note was found in the room.

Another student had last month ended her life despite having cracked the IIT-JEE mains. The girl had in a suicide note said she was not able to put up with the depression and stress that she had been experiencing while taking coaching.

In the wake of increasing cases of suicides by students, Rajasthan governor Kalyan Singh had recently said a body should be formed to regulate coaching institutes.

“The body should also decide the admission procedure to these institutes and direct them to reduce the pressure on students,” he had said.

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