Tamil Nadu Chennai News September 13, 14, 15 Highlights: Another National Entrance cum Eligibility Test (NEET) aspirant allegedly died by suicide in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday over fears of failing in the medical entrance examination. The victim has been identified as Soundarya (17), a resident of Thalayarampattu village at Katpadi in Vellore district.
This is the third death linked to the entrance examination in four days in the state. On Sunday, 19-year-old Dhanush from Mettur near Salem, and on Tuesday, 17-year-old Kanimozhi from Ariyalur allegedly died by suicide for reasons suspected to be the same. Katpadi DSP Palani told indianexpress.com that Soundarya had done her schooling in Thottapalayam and scored 510 marks out of 600 in the class 12 examination.
Meanwhile on Tuesday, expressing concern over the future of thousands of workers and allied industries, AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam sought Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin’s immediate intervention in the issue concerning the American auto major Ford Motor’s decision to shut its operations and ensure the company’s facility at Maraimalai Nagar is kept afloat.
Such a move, the former Chief Minister contended, would augur well for the industrial growth in the State and also safeguard jobs of the workers. “The news regarding the closure of the plants in India is shocking. It has come amid a move to bring new jobs to Tamil Nadu based on the fact that workers can survive if industries grow,” Panneerselvam said. He appealed to the Chief Minister to provide relief to the employees by sustaining the industrial climate in the State.
Ford Motor had earlier announced that it will shut its two manufacturing plants (Maraimalai Nagar and Sanand in Gujarat) in India and sell only imported vehicles in the country, as part of a restructuring exercise.