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NEET PG Aspirant commits suicide at Thane under exam pressure

A 24-year-old woman doctor preparing for NEET PG entrance examination for entry into MD/ MS/ DNB postgraduate courses committed suicide on Saturday (a day before the NEET PG exam) by jumping from the 12th floor flat of her building in Kolshet area of Thane in Maharashtra.

In the suicide note that is believed to be written by the deceased (Sharmista Som), she mentioned that she is unable to cope with the examination pressure of NEET PG” Said Kapurbawadi Police station officer Arvind Karpe. A case of accidental death has been registered and Som’s body has been sent for postmortem, Karpe said.

Mother (Dr Kaberi Som) of the deceased (Sarmista Som) is a well known Dermatologist (Skin Specialist) practicing at Thane and her father, Sufal Som, is a senior engineer with the Raymond Group.

As per preliminary information, she plunged from her flat at around 7 AM.  “The Thane police control room received a phone call around 7.15 am on Saturday. We immediately rushed to the spot and took the victim to Thane Civil Hospital where  she was declared dead, prima facie due to multiple fractures,” said Mahadeo Bhor, Assistant Commissioner of Police,  Kapurbawdi division.

The victim tried to commit suicide earlier also by cutting wrist and throat but failed, this caused the suspicion of murder by the police when they found the dead body but was later confirmed by her mother. Later the suicide note was found.

MBBS graduates have to crack the NEET PG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, Post Graduate) to get admission for post-graduate courses.

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