20-year-old NEET aspirant from West Bengal died after falling from the sixth floor of his hostel building in the Jawahar Nagar area here, police said on Friday.
It is suspected that Ishanshu Bhattacharya lost his balance and fell on the aluminium railing of a balcony which couldn’t take his weight and broke, Circle Officer Amar Singh said.
He fell from the sixth floor of the building and died on the spot, the officer said, adding that he was declared dead on arrival by the hospital.
Ishanshu, a resident of Dhupguri in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district came to Kota in August last year and was preparing for medical entrance exam NEET.
The circle officer said, he along with three of his hostel mates were talking in the balcony on the building’s sixth floor.
Around midnight, when they were going back to their rooms, it is suspected that he lost his balance and fell.
The victim’s body has been sent to MBS hospital for postmortem, which will be conducted after his family members 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 sustained critical injuries after he allegedly fell from the balcony on first floor of his hostel building.
The injured student is still in critical condition and undergoing treatment in a city’s private hospital