In the latest addition to the disturbing series of student suicides in Kota, Rajasthan, an IIT aspirant was found dead in his hostel room this morning. This is the fourth student suicide this year despite concerted efforts to control such incidents at the school, where students from across the country come to prepare for competitive exams.
Shubh Choudhary, a resident of Jharkhand, had been preparing for JEE-Mains, the exam required for admission into the country’s top engineering colleges, including top IITs. He was in Kota for the last two years. When the JEE Mains results were declared yesterday, Shubh found that his score was lower than what he expected. He returned to his hostel room. His body was found hanging from the ceiling this morning.
Police are searching his room for a suicide note or any other clues. The young man’s family has been informed and an autopsy will be conducted once they reach Kota.