Kota IIT coaching suicide incidents cross 10 in 2016

Nirmal Yogi, a Class XII student studying at a coaching institute in Kota, last night hanged himself from the fan using a towel


A file photo shows a class in session at a Kota IIT coaching institute. In the wake of rising cases of suicides, Rajasthan governor had proposed forming a body to regulate coaching institutes. Photo: Mint
A file photo shows a class in session at a Kota IIT coaching institute. In the wake of rising cases of suicides, Rajasthan governor had proposed forming a body to regulate coaching institutes. Photo: Mint

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. A probe has been launched in the matter to ascertain why he took the extreme step.

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 and that the government should down coaching institutes.

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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