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Tamil Nadu: NEET aspirant goes missing from home after checking answer key, parents file complaint

07:58 PM Sep 18, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

While suicides of many NEET candidates have been reported in Tamil Nadu a 19-year-old girl has reportedly gone missing from her home in state's Namakkal district. The girl’s parents have filed a complaint with the police, claiming that their daughter has been missing after she went through the exam answer key on Friday.

According to a report, Swetha (19), had appeared for the NEET exam, on September 12. This was her second attempt at the medical entrance test.

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Swetha’s parents claimed that their daughter disappeared on September 17, soon after cross-checking NEET answer key. The parents have registered a missing person’s report with the Rasipuram Police.

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Following the suicides, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin had tweeted a video few days back, urging students not to take any drastic action in reference to the three student suicides in the state in the wake of NEET.

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"Dear students, don't be discouraged. I urge you not to take drastic decisions. We will change the cold-hearted," the CM tweeted. "Will we not rest until NEET is canceled," he said.

Taking note of the student suicides caused due to distress over NEET performance, a 24/7 helpline has been launched by the state government to help students who require counselling.

The state government has also urged students suffering from depression to call 104 toll-free line to speak to a psychiatrist for help.

Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian said 330 professionals have been appointed to either calls students preemptively or attend in-coming calls and assist them.

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