Kota, the place that is renowned for its coaching camps for IITs and medical schools, has reported the 20th case of student suicide this year.
14-yearold Bhanu Singh from Saharsa in Bihar, a student in his 10th standard, had enrolled in one of the coaching camps in Kota and was living in a PG accommodation. He was found hanging from his ceiling fan in his room on Saturday.
There was no suicide note, so it is difficult to ascertain if the cause for the suicide was stress. However, this is not the first time that Kota has come under the scanner for students coming suicide. This is the 20th such case of a student suicide in Kota. Nicknamed the Education City of India, Kota is a city in Rajasthan that has acquired a cult status in the country for its coaching schools for IITs and Medical examinations.
It was revealed the strenuous work hours and pressure on the students to do well in their exams by their family and relatives, was the main cause for depression among students.