Two years after Anitha, Tirupur government school student commits suicide after failing NEET

She was hopeful of clearing the test and joining the medical course as she scored 490 marks in the 12th Standard, according to police.

Published: 05th June 2019 10:46 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th June 2019 10:52 PM   |  A+A-

17-year-old S Ritusree from Tirupur committed suicide on 5 June 2019 for not being able to clear NEET. (Photo | By Special Arrangement)

17-year-old S Ritusree from Tirupur committed suicide on 5 June 2019 for not being able to clear NEET. (Photo | By Special Arrangement)

By Express News Service

Barely hours after the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) results were announced, a student from Tirupur committed suicide. S Ritusree, who is only 17, committed suicide by hanging herself at her house and was declared brought dead at the hospital.

The student had scored 98 per cent in her 12th board. This comes two years after Ariyalur's Anitha committed suicide. Anitha had also scored a similar score in her board exams.

READ HERE | 'I expected a better score', says Tamil Nadu NEET topper Shruthi K

Ritusree hailed from Venliyangkadu of Tirupur and was a student of Jaivabbai Government Higher Secondary School.

According to sources, the teenager was upset as she failed to qualify for the NEET exam. In the 12th board exams, Ritusree managed to score 490 out of 500 which is a score of 98 per cent. However, the girl was unable to score enough marks in the NEET exam in order to qualify for a medical seat. 

READ HERE | Finding Anitha: What I discovered about the face of Tamil Nadu's anti-NEET agitation

According to the police, the student hung herself using a saree in her house and was brought dead to the hospital. Tirupur Police have registered a case and have sent the body for post mortem.

(With online desk inputs)

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