One more minor dies by suicide in Kota, the toll of suicides of students has reached 26 this year
Once again sad news has come out from Kota, which is called the ‘Education Factory’ of Rajasthan. A minor student resident of Mau town of Uttar Pradesh committed suicide on Monday, 18 September 2023. Despite all the efforts of the state government, administration and coaching institutes, the cases of student suicide in Kota are not showing any signs of stopping.
This is the second incident of suicide in the last two weeks and the 8th suicide in the last two months. This is the 26th incident of suicide this year. The student lived in Vigyan Nagar area of Kota and was a resident of Mhow town of Uttar Pradesh. Additional SP Bhagwat Singh Hingad told on phone that the girl has taken poison, the rest will be clear only after post-mortem. Last week, a 16-year-old student who had come from Jharkhand to prepare for Kota NEET had committed suicide by hanging herself.
Despite many efforts, cases of student suicide are continuously increasing in Kota. There is intense discussion about student suicide across the country. The state government, administration and coaching centers are continuously trying to prevent such incidents. Help is being sought from hostel wardens, mess vendors to tiffin vendors. Kota administration had recently ordered to install spring ceiling fans in hostels and PGs. Emphasis is being laid on talking to students and reducing study pressure. Even after this, the incidents of suicide are not stopping.
Let us tell you that on 27th August last month, the incident of suicide of two students in Kota had shaken everyone. The suicides of coaching students here have forced the entire ‘system’ to think. The incidents of suicide of 25 students since the beginning of this year have broken the record of student suicides in the state. Apart from this, the administration is making many efforts, yet this trend is not stopping.
(If you or anyone you know is having thoughts of suicide, it is a very serious medical emergency. Immediately contact the Government of India’s Jeevansathi Helpline 18002333330. You can also call the telehealth helpline number 1800914416. Complete your identification here. This will be kept confidential and experts will give you necessary advice to overcome this situation. Remember, if there is life, there is world.)
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