An 18-year-old girl died by suicide in Rajasthan’s Kota in the early hours of Monday, leaving behind a note saying that she is taking this extreme step as a last resort.
As per Deputy Superintendent of Police, Kota, Dharamveer Singh, the teenager was living with her parents and preparing for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), scheduled for January 30.
The police said that prima facie, she was tense about the exam and hence took this step.
A purported note left behind by her reads, “Mummy papa, I can’t do JEE so I (commit) suicide. I am a loser. Worst daughter. Sorry mummy papa. Yahi last option he (This is the last option).”
According to the police, her father works as a security guard at a bank, and she was the eldest of three daughters. The incident took place under Borkhera police station limits in Kota, infamous for the large number of suicides by those preparing for competitive exams.
DSP Singh said the teenager had completed her Class 12 last year but did not get good marks, “so she was giving dummy (mock) exams and also preparing for JEE”.
“When her door did not open, family members and neighbours broke it down,” he said. This is the second death by suicide in Kota this year. Last week, a resident of Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, allegedly killed himself. Like the teenager, he too was preparing for JEE. Last year, about 30 students died by suicide in the city. (AIR NEWS)