IIT candidate commits suicide in Kota

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An 18-year-old IITaspirant allegedly committed suicide in her hostel room in Rajasthan's Kotacity, police said on Tuesday.


The girl, hailing fromUttar Pradesh, was taking coaching for IIT entrance exam in Kota, they said.


The girl allegedlyhanged herself from a ceiling fan of her hostel room on Sunday, police said.


The parents of thedeceased have alleged that a man claiming to have her objectionable picturesand a video was blackmailing her over the phone.


The man from UttarPradesh asked the woman to return from Kota failing which he would post hervideos on social media, police said.


Primary investigationrevealed both were classmates in school and had a heated argument over thephone on Sunday after which the girl allegedly committed suicide, investigatingofficer Anokh Singh said.

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