A 17-year-old girl in Rajasthan cracked the IIT-JEE but committed suicide a day later because she didn’t want to pursue a career in engineering, the Hindustan Times reported. Kripti Tripathi jumped off a five-storey building and left a five-page suicide note. She was living with her parents in Kota where she was a student in one of the city’s coaching institutes. This is the fifth suicide in the city this year. The police was quoted as saying: “Prima facie, the cause of suicide seems like depression and disinterest in engineering studies. In her suicide note she mentioned that her mother had admitted her in science stream but she found no interest in subjects like Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry.” <!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The girl scored 144 marks in the exam which is around 44 more than the cut-off of 100 marks in the general category. Every year more than 1.5 lakh students from across the country enrol in the various coaching institutes in the city to prep for this entrance.At least 56 students have committed suicide in the last five year. This has led several coaching institutes to offer helplines that will offer counselling.

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Shocker: 17-year-old Rajasthan girl commits suicide after cracking JEE (MAINS)