NEET aspirant from UP dies in Kota hospital

NEET aspirant Shivam Raghav from Aligarh had been preparing for the entrance test in Kota for the last three years.

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NEET aspirant died after having bad health for last six months. (Representational Image: Wikimedia Commons)NEET aspirant died after having bad health for last six months. (Representational Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Press Trust of India | February 18, 2024 | 07:50 PM IST

KOTA: A youth from Uttar Pradesh, preparing for medical entrance tests here in Kota, died during treatment, two days after he had to be rushed to the city’s MBS Hospital with high sugar level and blood pressure, officials said on Sunday. NEET aspirant Shivam Raghav (21) from Aligarh district in UP, had been preparing for the entrance test in Kota for the last three years and was living in a hostel room in Landmark City under Kunhari police station in Kota.

The student had high sugar levels and blood pressure for the last six months and was rushed to MBS Hospital on Friday after his condition deteriorated, Sub Inspector at Kunhari police station Rajaram said. Raghav's condition continued to deteriorate in the hospital following which he was shifted to ICU, where he succumbed early Sunday morning, he added.

The police handed over the body after post-mortem to his family members, who had arrived in Kota after his hospitalisation. Police lodged a case under section 174 of Cr.P.C. for investigation. According to family members, Raghav had qualified in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) last year but failed to secure an admission into a government medical college. This is the second such death of a student in the last four days in Kota.

Earlier on Thursday, Parneet Raj Roy (18), a 12th-class student and Jamshedpur resident died in MBS Hospital after his health deteriorated in his PG room. His father Rajiv Ranjan Roy who reached Kota to claim the body after post-mortem, had demanded an impartial probe to ascertain the exact reason of his son's death.

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