Last updated: Feb 03, 2023, 6:10 PM IST
The student fell from the sixth floor of the building and died on the spot (representative image: Shutterstock)
It is believed that Ishanshu Bhattacharya lost his balance and fell on the aluminum railing of a balcony which was unable to support his weight and broke.
A 20-year-old NEET aspirant from West Bengal has died after falling from the sixth floor of his hostel in the Jawahar Nagar area, police said on Friday.
It is suspected that Ishanshu Bhattacharya lost his balance and fell on the aluminum railing of a balcony that could not support his weight and broke, Circle Officer Amar Singh said.
He fell from the building’s sixth floor and died on the spot, the officer said, adding that a hospital had pronounced him dead.
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Bhattacharya, a resident of Dhupguri in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal, came to Kota in August last year and prepared for the NEET medical entrance exam.
The circle officer said that Bhattacharya was talking with three of his hostel mates on the sixth floor balcony of the building.
Around midnight, when they went back to their rooms, it is believed that Bhattacharya lost his balance and fell.
The victim’s body has been sent to MBS hospital morgue for postmortem, which will be conducted after his relatives arrive, he said.
In a similar incident on January 29, a 17-year-old JEE Mains aspirant from Maharashtra, who was preparing for the entrance test in Kota, suffered serious injuries after reportedly falling from the first floor balcony of his hostel.
The injured student is still in critical condition and is being treated at a private hospital in the city.
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