TN leaders react over 19 year old medical aspirant death in Madurai

  • | Saturday | 12th September, 2020

The victim, identified as Jothisri Durga, was found hanging at her residence and a purported suicide note left behind by her said she was `apprehensive` though others had high `hopes` on her, they said.

A 19 year-old medical aspirant died of alleged suicide in Madurai on Saturday, apparently `apprehensive` over the National Entrance cum Eligibility Test (NEET), police said.

The victim, identified as Jothisri Durga, was found hanging at her residence and a purported suicide note left behind by her said she was `apprehensive` though others had high `hopes` on her, they said.

DMK chief Stalin expressed shock over the suicide but said killing oneself was not the solution. "We can realise from the death of Anitha (a medical aspirant who died of suicide in 2017) to Jothisri Durga that NEET is severely affecting students," he said in a tweet. "I repeat, suicide is not a solution; NEET is not an exam at all. #BanNeet_SaveTNStudents," he added.

PMK MP Dr Anbumani Ramadoss, whose party is NDA constituent, condoled the student`s death and expressed his sympathies with her family. "#SayNoToNEET #BanNEET," the PMK Youth Wing leader tweeted. His father and party founder Dr S Ramadoss also called for scrapping the exam.

MDMK founder and Rajya Sabha MP Vaiko slammed the BJP-led Centre, saying suicides of students in the state was happening due to the "imposition" of NEET on them. Recalling various instances of suicides by students in Tamil Nadu, including that of Anita which had sparked an outrage in the state, Vaiko alleged that despite their high class XII scores, students from the poorer sections were `filtered` in NEET and their medical dreams `destroyed.`

Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam leader and independent legislator, TTV Dhinakaran expressed anguish over Durga`s death.



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