Dalit Girl Commits Suicide, Filing a Case Against NEET Examination

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On Friday a case was filed in the Supreme Court against National Eligibility cum  Entrance Test (NEET) for medical admissions by S.Anitha (17), a State Board student who filed has reportedly hanged herself to death at her house at Kuzhumur village near Sendurai

S.Anitha is a daughter of a daily wage labourer, the Dalit girl was alone at her house and took the extreme step apparently dejected over not being able to get a MBBS seat. Anitha in Class XII had scored 1,176 out of 1,200 marks and had a cut off of 196.75 for medicine. But she got only 86 marks in the NEET examination. She could not secure MBBS seat as NEET score was the basis for medical counselling this year.

She had impleaded herself as one of the respondents in the Supreme Court challenging the NEET. “I want to be a doctor and I will be assured of a seat if the admission is based on Plus Two marks,” the teenager had told the media then. The villagers stage road roko holding the State and centre responsible for Anitha’s death.

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