Student federations protested on the streets of Chennai on Tuesday and demanded justice for Anitha S who committed suicide by hanging herself at her home in Ariyalur district.
Anitha was a Medical aspirant and was depressed for not getting admission in a medical college and also for the cancellation of NEET (National Eligibility and Entrance Test).
Students demanded cancellation of NEET and carried out protests outside Chennai Central railway station and also outside Loyola College.
Anitha aged 17 years was a dalit girl who fought NEET exam in the Supreme Court. Anitha hung self at her house at Kuzhumur village near Sendurai on Friday and a number of protests were seen in the past few days after her death.
Anitha scored 1,176 marks for 1,200 marks in her higher secondary examination and had a cut off of 196.75 for medicine seat. She got 86 marks in NEET examination. She could not get a medical seat for her NEET marks as NEET score was the basis for medical counselling in 2017.
Anitha told media that she wanted to be a doctor and she would get a medical seat if admission is based on Plus two marks. She also challenged the apex court on NEET.
Anitha’s family was proposed to get a financial aid of Rs 7 lakh but her parents rejected it. The Supreme Court directed the Tamil Nadu government to complete the medical counseling process on the basis of NEET merit list on August 22 and to finish the process by September 4.