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Girl student found hanging in coaching hub Kota within 24 hours of suicide by a boy
As the year is drawing to an end, yet another coaching student in Kota has ended her life within 24 hours of the earlier similar death of Varun (19) of Punjab. This time, it is a female student who had shifted from UP to Kota for coaching classes to qualify the competitive entrance examination.

A spate of student suicides in Kota, a coaching hub of the country, has sent shockwaves among district administration, parents, and owners of paying guest accommodations as well as the community of coaching students flocking the city.

According to the news story in Rajasthan Patrika, coaching student Satakshi Gupta (17) committed suicide on Friday morning by hanging herself to the ceiling fan. Her younger brother is also a coaching student in Kota.

The girl who committed suicide had to get up at five in the morning to get ready and study a bit and report for coaching class by six-thirty. When, she did not respond to the wake-up call, a peek through the window found her hanging by the ceiling fan.

According to a Jaipur-based psychologist, Dr. Anita Srivastava, about 14-hour daily rigorous study, staying away from home without any psycho-social support, expectations for perfect score, hefty fees and staying charges, insensitive attitude of coaching centers, uniformity in teaching style without any care for learning style of students, high expectations of parents are the main reason that are causing stress on coaching students and leading them towards to taking extreme steps.

For young students learning and living should be a joy, said Srivastava while showing a piece by a student which went like this: "I don't want to learn in a classroom anymore. I want to travel and talk to people and learn that way. I want to learn as I go, gathering knowledge and not being rigorously tested on it. I don't want to lose passion in the things I like because of the worry of exams. I want to be fuelled by snippets of knowledge I gain from people and be inquisitive. School has stolen my passion for the things I'm interested in and I hate it for that."

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