Chennai: With her dreams of becoming a doctor dashed owing to a low score in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), S. Anitha, who fought against the common entry test for medical colleges, committed suicide on Friday, said police citing her family.
Her death united Tamil Nadu’s opposition parties in condemning the Chief Minister K.Palaniswami government and also the BJP-led central government.
Anitha, who had scored 1,176 marks out of 1,200 in the plus two exams under the Tamil Nadu state board, was however not able to score high marks in the NEET to secure a medical seat, and committed suicide, her relatives said.
Hailing from a village in Ariyalur district, around 300 km from here, she was the daughter of a daily labourer.
In her petition in the apex court against NEET, Anitha had said that rural students will not be able to compete against the students from the city if a common entrance exam is held for medical college seats.
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