NEET: 3 from TN commit suicide, student bodies call for protests

Chennai: A day after the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) results were announced, Tamilnadu yesterday witnessed back-to-back suicides of students who failed in the exam.

Yesterday, M Monisha, S Ritusree and N Vaishiya ended their lives after failing to clear the test.

Student organisations have called for protests in the State urging the Palaniswami government to exempt Tamilnadu from the national medical test.

Students’ Federation of India (SFI), which is affiliated to the Communist Party of India (Marxist), pointed out that it was not fair on part of the Central and State governments to expect students from the state-board to crack NEET, which is based on central syllabus.

Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) accused the ruling AIADMK government saying that it has gone silent over the issue, although it made promises of seeking exemption during the election campaigns. The DYFI also demanded compensation of Rs 50 lakh for the bereaved families.

NT Bureau