NEET UG 2021 Latest News Today: In yet another unfortunate incident, a 17-year-old girl student from Urapakkam, Chennai has allegedly attempted self-immolation fearing her NEET score. Earlier, 3 incidents of suicide were reported in the state in this week. Also Read – NEET Curved Result Favors Elite, English-Medium, Urban, CBSE Kids, Revealed Findings Of Tamil Nadu Panel On Impact Of NEET
According to reports, the 17-year-old student had appeared for the NEET exam on September 12, but he was afraid of passing. Reports suggested that the student allegedly attempted self-immolation when no one was at home, but was saved by her neighbors, who admitted her to the Chengalpattu Government Hospital, with 57% burns. Also read- NEET UG 2021: Tamil Nadu launches helpline for counseling of stressed candidates, MK Stalin urges candidates not to end life
After learning about the incident, DMK minister Tha Mo Anbarsan visited the hospital and spoke to the student’s family. Also Read – JEE Main Result 2021: Over 400 Candidates From 23 Exam Centers Under NTA Watchlist For Possible Misconduct
Helpline: After several cases of student suicides related to NEET exam were reported, the Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday launched 104 helplines with dedicated psychologists and psychiatrists to help any student who needs counseling. Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramaniam said that 330 professionals have been appointed who either call the students ahead of time or attend and assist the incoming calls.
Stalin issued a video message, on the other hand, Chief Minister MK Stalin issued a video message appealing to the students not to take any harsh decisions. In a tweet, MK Stalin urged the students not to take any coercive action in connection with the suicides of three students in the state in view of NEET.
“Dear students, don’t get discouraged. I urge you not to take harsh decisions. We will change the cold heart,” tweeted the CM. He said, ‘Will we not rest till NEET is cancelled.’
Three suicides around NEET in Tamil Nadu: It is to be noted that in a span of one week, three suicide incidents have been reported in the state. A 17-year-old girl, dreaming of becoming a doctor, committed suicide in Senoor town of Vellore district on Wednesday. On Sunday, a 19-year-old medical aspirant was found hanging from the ceiling of his room in Tamil Nadu’s Salem, hours before he appeared for NEET. In another incident, a 17-year-old girl committed suicide after appearing for NEET in a village near Jayankondam in Ariyalur district.