IIT-JEE aspirant ends life in Rajasthan's Kota; 11th death this year

In the last six months, eleven aspirants preparing for competitive exam have died by suicide in the education hub Kota.
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JAIPUR: A 17-year-old youth preparing for IIT-JEE competitive exam committed suicide by hanging himself at his room in Rajasthan's Kota city, police said on Sunday.

Ayush Jaiswal, a resident of Bihar's Motihari, was staying at a paying guest house near Samrat Chowk of Mahaveer Nagar area to prepare for the competitive exam.

His friends informed the paying guest house owner when he did not come out of his room till Saturday night, police said."

A boy preparing for competitive exam took his life on Saturday night. He was found hanging in his room. No suicide note has been recovered yet.

The post-mortem will be conduct after his family members arrive here," said Mahaveer Nagar SHO Mahendra Maru.

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He said that the paying guest house owner informed the police when the student did not open the door.

On receiving information, a team reached the spot and broke the door lock and found the student hanging.

The police brought him down and took him to the New Medical College Hospital, where the doctors declared him dead.

This is the 11th death of students preparing for competitive exam in education hub Kota this year so far.

(If you are having suicidal thoughts, or are worried about a friend or need emotional support, someone is always there to listen. Call Sneha Foundation - 04424640050, Tele Manas - 14416 (available 24x7) or iCall, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences' helpline - 02225521111, which is available Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 10 pm.)

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