Published: 15th June 2018
18-year-old NEET aspirant from Rajasthan commits suicide on video call with father
A primary investigation suggested the boy was not under study stress
A medical aspirant from Rajasthan's Barmer district allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself to the ceiling fan of his rented accommodation in Vikas Nagar area here, police said on Friday.
Karan Kumar Ghasi (18), first made a video call to his father and informed him of taking this extreme step, the police said. During the conversation, Karan got up and hung himself from a ceiling fan.
Karan was staying as a paying guest. His father immediately called up the landlord, who rushed to check on Karan. He had to break the door to get into Karan's room. He was rushed to Maharao Bhim Singh (MBS) hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead, Sub Inspector at Kunahari police station, Meera Baniwal, said.
Karan was a class 12 student and had been taking coaching for the medical entrance exam, he said, adding the reason behind the extreme step is yet to be ascertained as no suicide note was recovered from his room.
A primary investigation suggested the boy was not under study stress, however, the exact reason behind the suicide could be known only after the investigation was over, the police said.
The body was handed over to the family members after post-mortem and a case was registered, the police said.
In a similar incident, a medical aspirant allegedly jumped to death from the top floor of a building. The 17-year-old girl was depressed over not being able to perform well in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central Zone) P Viswa Prasad said.