Published: 06th June 2019
NEET suicide: Pattukottai girl self immolates after securing low marks, felt she would not get MBBS seat
Though the cut off marks for OBC category to which she belongs was 107, she felt the mark she scored would not be enough to get an MBBS seat
Yet another medical aspirant from Tamil Nadu committed suicide after scoring less marks in the NEET exam. The seventeen-year-old Vaishya Namburaja from Pattukotai immolated herself in her house on Wednesday after realising that her marks might not be enough to secure her an MBBS seat.
Vishaya, the daughter of Namburaja of Srinivasa Nagar allegedly checked her NEET results online on Wednesday and found out that she had scored 230 out of 720. Though the cut off marks for OBC category to which she belongs was 107, she felt the mark she scored would not be enough to get an MBBS seat and could get only BDS or some other courses.
Police said that she became upset because of this and suddenly went into one of the rooms in her house and locked from inside before immolating her self. Though the parents broke open the door and rushed her to Pattukkottai Government hospital, the doctors pronounced her brought dead.
Vaishya's father Namburaja runs a two-wheeler and cycle parking stand near Pattukkottai bus stand. Her paternal uncle has been a practising doctor in the town. Vaishya underwent coaching for NEET at a coaching centre at Kottayam in Kerala and had dreams to became a doctor like her uncle, sources said.