Chennai, September 3: After National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test NEET was made mandatory; the decision didn’t go well with the medical students of Tamil Nadu as on Saturday several students were detained by policemen for staging protests demanding ‘justice’ for 17-year old Anita, a Dalit girl, medical aspirant who committed suicide on Friday after she failed to secure enough marks in NEET.
Anitha, daughter of a daily wage earner, allegedly hanged herself at her house in Ariyalur district of the state yesterday. She was reportedly upset after it became known that Tamil Nadu will not be exempted from the ambit of National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET).
Road and rail blockades were organised by the protestors demanding justice for Anitha. Also, some of them gathered near Chief Minister K. Palaniswammy’s residence but were arrested by the policemen. Till now around 7000 people have been arrested for holding demonstrations against the Centre and the State Governments over NEET.
The daughter of a daily wage earner, Anitha dreamed of becoming a doctor. She was found hanging at her house in a village in this district, police said. The Dalit girl had approached the apex court last month, opposing a plea seeking admissions to under graduate medical courses only on the basis of the NEET score. The investigation is in progress.