The Tamil Nadu government hadn't revised their syllabus for NEET exams which made students of the state lose out against those from CBSE and other boards. Her outstanding scores in class 12 in all likelihood could have helped her in cracking the medical entrance exam.
The NEET was introduced in the wake of repeated complaints about admission and capitation fees in medical colleges.
In a statement issued here, former Union Minister and Paattali Makkall Katchi leader Anbumani Ramadoss blamed the central and state governments for the tragedy.
Noteworthy that although the Central government introduced NEET a year ago, Tamil Nadu was exempted from it.
Anitha could not get admission into a medical college despite securing an impressive cut-off of 196.75 out of 200 since the counselling was conducted based only on the score in Neet, in which she did not perform well due to lack of coaching.
Anitha a girl from Tamil Nadu has committed suicide as she did not get Admission for MBBS. "Anitha had faith in the promise of the government but committed suicide because she could not tolerate the betrayal". In it, she said that her friends had pointed out that she had stained her bench and the uniform. "And whatever happened to the state government's promise of exempting Tamil Nadu students from NEET?"
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She had impleaded herself as one of the respondents in the Supreme Court challenging the NEET.
Health Minister Dr C Vijayabaskar expressed grief and sorrowover the suicide of Anitha and urged the students not to take such an extreme step under any situation.
Her death united Tamil Nadu's opposition parties in condemning the Chief Minister K. Palaniswami government and also the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government.
The Supreme Court's decision brought a setback for the students hoping relief from the NEET exams.
Police in India have charged a 26-year-old schoolteacher with "abetment of suicide" after a 12-year-old girl took her own life Monday as a result of consistent harassment which culminated in "period-shaming" in front of her classmates.
DMK leader MK Stalin expressed shock over Anitha's suicide saying, "She got 1176 in plus-2 and good cutoff marks too".