In a shocking incident, a medical aspirant Vidhi Suryavanshi, died by suicide after learning that she had scored just six marks in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET).
Vidhi Suryavanshi, a resident of Madhya Pradesh’s Chhindwara district appeared for the NEET exam in September. When the results were published, it showed that she had scored just six marks.
The family shared how after learning the score the 18-year-old, who had aspired to be a doctor, was left shocked and went into depression. The parents tried their level best to console her. They also managed to get the OMR sheet which revealed that she had scored 590 marks in the entrance test.
But, by then it was too late. The girl had taken the extreme step. She committed suicide inside her house on Tuesday.
Vidhi Suryavanshi is not the only victim of the NEET exam this year.
A few days ago, some students had alleged that their OMR sheets have been tampered with. Another student identified as Vikash Goyal from Bihar scored just 10 marks in the results. But, when cross-checked with his OMR sheet, it tuned out he had scored 615 out of 720.
In Tamil Nadu, a family had alleged that their son had scored ‘0’ in the result and alleged that his answer sheet was tampered with. Another student who had scored 248 marks in the results, had in fact 594 marks.
Though National Testing Agency (NAT) said that the NEET results were declared after thorough scrutiny and are correct. They assured all genuine grievances will be addressed.
At IFORHER, we pray for strength for Vidhi’s parents to handle this unbearable pain. We also hope that parents would seek an important lesson out of this tragedy. In a competitive and stressful world, it is more important than ever to raise their kids to not only succeed in life, but also handle failures.