Demanding Justice for Anitha,  ANGER spills on streets of Chennai

New Delhi Sep 2: Who is to be blamed for the loss of a precious and promising life? This is the question everyone is asking. There is anger and violence on the streets of Chennai as a deluge of students have spilled on the streets of Chennai. There is a massive outrage on the streets of Tamil Nadu against the suicide of a medical aspirant S Anitha.

Naam Tamilar Katchi members today paid tributes to Anitha and staged protest over her death. They are demanding scrapping of NEET.

Even Students' Federation of India members protest at Chennai's Mount Road over death of Anitha who appealed against NEET in SC.

With her dreams of becoming a doctor dashed owing to a low score in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), S. Anitha, who fought against the common entry test for medical colleges, committed suicide on Friday, said police citing her family.

Her death united Tamil Nadu's opposition parties in condemning the Chief Minister K.Palaniswami government and also the BJP-led central government.

Anitha, who had scored 1,176 marks out of 1,200 in the plus two exams under the Tamil Nadu state board, was however not able to score high marks in the NEET to secure a medical seat, and committed suicide, her relatives said.

Hailing from a village in Ariyalur district, around 300 km from here, she was the daughter of a daily labourer.

In her petition in the apex court against NEET, Anitha had said that rural students will not be able to compete against the students from the city if a common entrance exam is held for medical college seats.

With a cut-off mark of 196.5, Anitha would have surely got admission into a medical college in the Tamil Nadu under the old system - that is admission based on the marks scored in plus two exams.

In a statement issued here, former Union Minister and PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss blamed the central and the state governments for the tragedy.

News24Bureau with Agencies