NEET aspirant from West Bengal found hanging in Kota; 25th suicide case this year

20-year old Faureed Hussain who was preparing for NEET exam over a year was found hanging in his rented room.

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Press Trust of India | November 28, 2023 | 12:35 PM IST

KOTA: A 20-year-old NEET aspirant from West Bengal was found hanging in his rented accommodation here but no suicide note has been recovered from his room, police said on Tuesday.

Faureed Hussain (20), a native of West Bengal's Birhum district had been preparing for the medical entrance exam NEET at a coaching institute in Kota for around a year. He had been living in a rented accommodation in Wauf Nagar since July this year. Some other students of coaching institutes also lived in the same house.

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Hussain was last spotted in the afternoon hours of Monday. When he did not come out of his room till 8 pm, his friends called him but he did not open the door. Following this, they informed the house owner, who called the police, Circle Inspector at Dadabari police station Rajesh Pathak said. Police rushed to the spot and broke the door open to find the youth hanging, he said, adding, "No suicide note was found in the room and the reason behind the extreme step is yet to be ascertained." Post-mortem will be done after his parents arrive, the police officer said.

This was the 25th case of suicide by a coaching student here this year. On September 18, a 16-year-old girl from Uttar Pradesh, preparing for NEET in Kota, ended her life by consuming a poisonous substance. It was the second suicide case that month. In August, six coaching students had committed suicide.

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