Anitha, a bright student from Tamil Nadu committed suicide as her dream to become a doctor was shattered. Anitha, daughter of a daily wage labourer belonged to the Scheduled Caste, would have qualified for a MBBS seat had admissions been held on the basis of Plus Two marks. She was reportedly dejected over not being able to join a medical college and ended her life when family members were away.
She had scored 1,176 out of 1,200 marks in 12th and had a cut off of 196.75 for medicine. But she got only 86 marks in the NEET examination. A lot of political leaders in Tamil Nadu opposed NEET but both Central and State Governments didn’t budge. Now Tamil Cinema’s two Superstars Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan reacted to Anitha’s suicide.
What has happened to Anitha is extremely unfortunate. My heart goes out to all the pain and agony she would have undergone before taking this drastic step. My condolences to her family, posted Rajinikanth. Kamal Haasan said that he considers Anitha as his own daughter and will raise voice for her. The Vishwaroopam actor also blamed State and Central Governments for Anitha’s suicide.