A day after JEE (Mains) results were announced, a 17-year-old IIT aspirant from Ghaziabad ended her life by jumping from the fifth floor of her apartment building in Kota on Thursday. In her suicide note, Kriti Tiwari said she was taking the extreme step as she wasn’t satisfied with the results.
Hailing from Ghaziabad, she was staying with her parents in Kota where she was a student in one of the several coaching institutes in the city, around 250km from capital Jaipur.
“Kriti has implied in the note that she didn’t want to pursue engineering, but Bachelor of Science (BSc). She wanted to become an astrophysicist. It’s strange because one can also become an astrophysicist after graduating from an IIT,” said SHO of Jawahar Nagar police station Harshit Bharati, who is investigating the case. In her suicide note, written in English, Kriti apologised to her parents.
“Her JEE (Mains) results came out on Wednesday. Though the cut-off marks were 100, she scored 144. As per the coaching officials, it was a decent score and she had a good chance of cracking IIT,” the SHO said. Her Class XII results are yet to be announced.