A 17-year-old All-India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) aspirant from Uttar Pradesh allegedly committed suicide because of the pressure of studies, four days after a teenaged girl preparing for the medical entrance examination hanged herself in the city.
According to the local police, the incident was reported in Talwandi locality in the Jhawarnagar area on Sunday morning, after the boy, Sarthak Yadav, was found hanging from a ceiling-fan.
Police said that a suicide note was found in the room in which the deceased wrote that the pressure of his study schedule and of becoming a doctor drove him to commit suicide.
Sub-inspector Suraj Singh at Jhawarnagar police station said that Yadav, a resident of Saharanpur district, had come to Kota a month ago and was enrolled in AIPMT coaching classes at a local institute.
He was staying at his grandfather's residence in Talwandi. The body has been sent for post-mortem, with police adding that Yadav's parents had arrived earlier on Monday.
A case under section 174 of CrPC would be lodged in connection with this, Singh said. These cases have created panic among the parents of students who come from all-parts of the country to Kota for coaching help.
The city is renowned for the plethora of coaching institutes it boasts. According to unofficial figures, over 1.5 lakh students preparing for AIPMT, IIT, JEE and AIEEE are currently enrolled in various coaching classes here.
Prior to this, an 18-year-old female AIPMT aspirant from Jharkhand committed suicide on Thursday by hanging herself in her hostel-room. Although the girl did not leave a suicide note, local police insist she suffered from depression due to the intense pace of her studies.