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After failing in exam twice, Jamnagar Medical College student commits suicide

After failing in exam twice, Jamnagar Medical College student commits suicide

Rajkot: Tushar Desai 22, a student of MP Shah Medical College, Jamnagar was discovered hanging from his hostel room ceiling fan  during  the early hours of Thursday morning, by a few hostel mates. The reason for the suicide  say the police is failure to clear his first year exam, despite having made two attempts. The friends who discovered him hanging  through the room ventilator, informed the college authorities immediately, who in turn told the Jamnagar police.

His body was discovered hanging at 12.30 AM. His room mates are believed to be away for the summer vacation.

“The door of Desai’s room was closed. But other students in the hostels found through ventilator that Desai was hanging from the ceiling fan. The students informed the dean of the medical college, who in turn alerted us at around 1 AM,” Raviraj Gohil, police sub-inspector, B Division, Police Station, Jamnagar revealed.

The boy was rushed to a nearby hospital, only to be declared dead by the authorities.

 “No suicide note has been recovered so far. So, we do not know the exact reason as to why he took the extreme step. But other students told us that he had failed his first year examination twice,” Gohil further added .

 Desai was a native of Mahuva taluka in Bhavnagar district.

Meanwhile, the In-charge Dean, Dr Nandini Desai, said that the student hadn’t  displayed any abnormal behaviour in the days prior to  his act of  suicide

“Fellow students have told us that Desai was  an introvert and reserved by nature. They say that there was no marked change in his behaviour in the days before he attempted suicide,” said Dr Desai.

She also confirmed Tushar having failed his MBBS exam twice. “He was a student of 2015-16 batch. After he failed his examination once, as per the university rules, he got another chance to clear it via a supplementary examination. But he could not clear that one also.Therefore, he was not promoted to second year and continued to be a first year student. This Monday, he filled up his form for university examination scheduled to be held in July,” added the Incharge Dean to Indian Express.

Source: with inputs
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    Dr. T. Sharma May 21, 2017, 9:05 am

    Young life wasted, leaving behind grieving family, shocked friends and, of course, the indifferent system.
    Why are so many things in India tied to academic performance? Was there a support mechanism that talked to the young men and women who failed, and ask them what is going wrong, and would they consider trying some other, less academically demanding field… If not, could we use this tragedy to help create such a service? So that it never again happens in the future…