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Another coaching student commits suicide in Kota

A 17-year-old coaching student has committed suicide by hanging from a ceiling fan at his hostel in Kota’s Jawahar Nagar area, police said on Wednesday.

jaipur Updated: Dec 13, 2017 17:01 IST
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This is the seventh student suicide this year in Kota and second in this month.(HT File)

A 17-year-old coaching student has committed suicide by hanging from a ceiling fan at his hostel in Kota’s Jawahar Nagar area, police said on Wednesday.

The incident came to notice on Tuesday night when Amandeep Singh, who hails from Raigarh district in Maharashtra, did not pick call from his mother, who alerted his hostel mates.

When Singh’s hostel mates reached his room, they found him hanging, police said.

Why Singh’s took his life is yet to be ascertained but a piece of paper inscribed with the word “sorry” was recovered from the spot, said Neeraj Kumar, circle inspector of Jawahar Nagar Police Station.

The student’s body was handed over his parents, who arrived here on Wednesday, after autopsy, he said.

Singh, a class 12 student, was taking coaching for IIT-JEE from a coaching institute in Kota. He had arrived in the city early this year.

This is the seventh student suicide this year in Kota and second in this month.

Abdul Azeez, 21, killed himself on December 6 blaming family problem for his extreme step. Last year, 16 students committed suicide in Kota.

Around 1.50 lakh students from across the country arrive in Kota, is known for its coaching centres, every year to prepare for highly competitive admission tests to enter India’s premier engineering or medical colleges.

First Published: Dec 13, 2017 17:01 IST