Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today announced a solatium of Rs 7 lakh to the family of a NEET aspirant who committed suicide in Ariyalur yesterday due to mental stress.
In a statement here, he expressed anguish and grief over the death of Vignesh (19) and offered condolences to his family members. Vignesh ended his life by jumping into a well following fear over NEET exams.
He also announced that a government job would be provided to one of his family members.
Noting that his government always worked for the welfare of the students, and support their growth, he said the parents should also guide their children by listening to their wishes.
Stating that he was pained over students taking such an extreme step, Mr Palaniswami said when there are so many ways to emerge victorious in life, students should develop self-belief and perseverance to come up in life.