An 18-year-old NEET aspirant in Rajasthan's Kota died this morning. (Representational)
An 18-year-old NEET aspirant from West Bengal, preparing for the medical entrance test at a coaching institute in Rajasthan's Kota, died this morning after being found unconscious in his paying guest accommodation, police said.
The student was taken to MBS hospital by the PG owner after he was found unconscious this morning, but was declared brought dead by doctors, circle officer of Mahaveer Nagar area DSP Harshraj said.
The reason behind his death is yet to be investigated, he said.
The student, Paritosh Koheri, shared his room with another student, the DSP said.
This morning the roommate had gone to the market and when he returned to the room after around 20-25 minutes, he found Paritosh lying unconscious near the door of the room, he said.
The officer added that the body was sent for a forensic test after the arrival of his family members.
The student had been living in PG for around four months and was admitted to a coaching institute to crack the medical entrance, the DSP added.
Paritosh's roommate said he also took online lessons, sub inspector at Mahaveer Nagar Police Station Awadesh Singh said.
Though the reason of the student's death was not immediately clear, there have been a spate of suspected suicide deaths since the NEET-UG 2023 was held on May 7.
Five such suicide cases have been reported in May, while there have been 10 cases in total since the beginning of the year.
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