Fearing she won't get govt MBBS seat, girl ends life

Fearing she won't  get govt MBBS seat, girl ends life

Fearing that she might not get a government seat for MBBS course, an 18-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a speeding train at Malleswaram overbridge on Tuesday.

Incidentally, she had fared well in her second year PU examinations as well as the Common Entrance Test (CET).

The police identified the victim as Vinutha, daughter of Nanda Kumar, a storekeeper with the Horticultural Producers Co-operative Marketing and Processing Society Limited (Hopcoms). The family resides at Kaveri Nagar in Banashankari II Stage.

The police said that on Tuesday, Kumar took his daughter to the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) at Malleswaram for verification of documents ahead of the option entry round for professional courses seats beginning on June 14. Kumar asked Vinutha to stand near the gate and went to park his bike. When he returned, he found her missing.

Agitated, he frantically searched for his daughter, but to no avail. He also tried calling her on the mobile phone, but it was switched off. He filed a missing complaint at the Malleswaram police station.

Around 1 am on Wednesday, the police received a call that a young woman’s body was found lying on the railway tracks near Malleswaram overbridge. The police rushed to the spot and sent the body for post-mortem to Victoria hospital.

They recovered a mobile phone from the victim’s bag, but it was switched off. They got her address from the documents she was carrying and informed her parents.

An inconsolable Kumar said Vinutha had secured the 6,044th rank in CET and had scored 87 per cent in her second PU examinations.

“Her goal was to become a doctor and she had worked hard to score such high marks. But lately, after the CET results were declared, she was dejected thinking that she would not be able to get a government medical seat. We tried to console her, but she was adamant that she did not want to attend CET counselling. We could have somehow managed to get her a seat, but before that she ended her life.”
A case has been registered at the City Railway police station.

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