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Rajasthan: Coaching institute in Kota booked for abetting suicide of 16-year-old NEET aspirant

Kota suicide: Priyam Singh, the 16-year-old student from Uttar Pradesh's Mau district, died on Monday (September 18) after allegedly consuming pesticide in the coaching institute.

Sheenu Sharma Edited By: Sheenu Sharma @20sheenu Kota Updated on: September 20, 2023 12:24 IST
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Image Source : INDIA TV A coaching institute in Kota booked for abetting 16-year-old girl suicide

Kota suicide: Two days after a National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Postgraduate (NEET) aspirant allegedly died after consuming poison, the police have booked her coaching centre for abetting suicide after the girl's father claimed that the institute was harassing her, officials said.

Priyam Singh, the 16-year-old student from Uttar Pradesh's Mau district, died on Monday (September 18) after allegedly consuming pesticide in the coaching premises, police added.

Priyam's father Suryaprakash Singh, who reached Kota on Tuesday (September 19) to claim the body after the post-mortem, held the coaching institute responsible for mounting pressure for studies on his daughter and lodged a complaint against it, they added.

Based on the complaint, a case of abetment to suicide under section 306 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been lodged against the institute, located in Vigyan Nagar, DSP Dharmveer Singh said. Asked about purported WhatsApp messages which have surfaced suggesting a love affair was the cause of the suspected suicide, the DSP said the police have not seen any such messages, adding that all angles are being investigated.

Speaking to the media, Suryaprakash said the teachers at the institute harassed his daughter and mounted pressure saying she was lagging in studies and would fail. The father also alleged that the staff of the coaching institute followed him to his hotel room in Kota and threatened him on the phone not to approach the Kota administration, the police said.

Suryaprakash has provided the phone number from which he received the call to the district administration and the police, they added.

Priyam was a Class 12 student preparing for NEET-UG at the coaching institute in Vigyan Nagar for one-and-a-half years. She shifted to a flat on Road number 1 in Vigyan Nagar this June, the DSP said.

Kota City ASP Bhagwat Singh Hingad said the girl was spotted vomiting outside the coaching institute, from where other students and staff rushed her to a hospital, where she succumbed to death during treatment on Monday (September 18) evening, No suicide note was recovered from the girl's room and an investigation is underway into the allegation by her parents against the institute and how the girl obtained the pesticide, the ASP added.

The body was handed over to the girl's family members on Tuesday noon after a post-mortem, the DSP said.

(With PTI inputs) 

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