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IIT aspirant hangs himself in Kota, third Suicide In 5 Days at India’s Coaching Hub

They say suicide is not the answer to all your problems and in fact, it is a foolish act. One may end life by committing suicide but it would terribly upset the family members, friends, relatives and neighbours. There would be a strong reason for everyone committing suicides.

According to reliable data, about 800,000 people commit suicide worldwide each year and of these 135,000 (17%) are from India, a nation with 17.5% of the world population. Between 1987 and 2007, the suicide rates amplified from 7.9 to 10.3 per 100,000. The higher suicide rates are from the southern and eastern states of India.

Credits: International News

What is the story?

An IIT-JEE aspirant from Bihar ended his life by hanging from the ceiling fan of his hostel in Mahavir Nagar area in Kota. Shockingly, this is the third suicide in Kota in last five days.

As per a report by The Times of India, the 17-year-old student by the name of Jitesh Gupta, failed to attend a phone call from his parents in the morning and then they called his friend to inquire about Jitesh. The friend searched for Jitesh and discovered his body through the window and quickly informed the authorities.

Jitesh, a resident of Hardobara in Bihar’s Siwan district, has been preparing for IIT-JEE entrance for the last three years in a premier institute of Kota,” Ishwar Singh, sub-inspector at Mahavir Nagar police station told TOI.

However, there were no suicide notes discovered and the cops are yet to come to a firm conclusion why Jitesh took the extreme step to commit suicide.

Written by Chaithanya G

Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.

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