KEM doctor commits suicide after failing to score well in NEET
A 24-year-old doctor committed suicide by jumping from the balcony of his flat in Kandivali East on Monday, allegedly after failing to score well in his post-graduate entrance exam.
The doctor, identified as Parth Bamaria, had successfully completed his MBBS and was practicing at Parel’s KEM Hospital. He had recently taken the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).
Parth ended his life by jumping from his flat, located on the seventh floor of C-Wing in Lokhandwala Complex, around 1 am on Monday.
The building’s residents alerted the police control room after finding his body.
Following which, Samta Nagar police arrived at the spot and conducted the panchnama. The body was later sent to a nearby hospital for post-mortem.
While Parth resided in the C-Wing of the society, his parents stayed in the adjacent B-Wing. After learning about the incident, they suspected their son had been murdered. He was their only son.
However, they realised he had committed suicide after finding a note next to his phone. “Alvida mummy and daddy. Do not blame yourselves for my suicide, I hold myself responsible for it,” the note read.
Parth’s father and grandfather are both orthopaedic doctors. His parents had bought a flat for him in the neighbouring building to help him prepare for his exams. He stayed there with his cousin, who was not at home at the time of the incident.
Despite being a brilliant student, Parth had not fared well in the NEET and had been under severe depression since the results were declared on January 15.
“A case of accidental death has been registered. No foul play is suspected,” Senior Inspector Dilip Shamrao Yadav of Samta Nagar police told Local Press Co.
His friends and family also confirmed that he was under a lot of stress and disappointed by his scores, Yadav said.
Around 1 lakh doctors appear for the entrance exam every year, of which only 30 percent manage to pass.