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52-year-old student threatens suicide if he does not pass MBBS

February 25, 2016 17:28 IST

Fearing another situation like Rohith Vemula, authorities of Darbhanga medical college and hospital in Bihar have forced a Dalit MBBS student to submit an affidavit with police to make it clear that he would not commit suicide if he is not declared pass in the final year examination, officials on Thursday said.

The student, 52-year-old Kapil Dev Chaudhary was frustrated after he failed to clear the MBBS final exam for 22 years.

Chaudhary sent series of messages to the head of the department, threatening that he will commit suicide if he is not declared pass this year in the final exam.

“After the head of the department of medicine, Dr B K Singh informed me about series of SMS sent to him by Chaudhary. The situation could develop like the one created in Hyderabad University after Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula committed suicide. I was afraid of such thing and approached the police," said DMCH principal R K Sinha.

Sinha informed Darbhanga district officials including DM, SP and lodged a first information report at the local police station.

Chaudhary, who appeared before the police on Wednesday, admitted that he had sent the messages to the department head between January 31, 2016 to February 15.

"Sir, now I am 52, now pass me. I want to become a doctor. I wanted to become a doctor and serve the nation. Therefore, I should be awarded pass marks in the paper. Otherwise I will commit suicide," Choudhary wrote in one of his messages.

In another message, he wrote, "Good morning Sir... I have seen you for 21 years. No meeting now. Now you will meet my body." Chaudhary was admitted to the undergraduate medical course at DMCH in 1995. He managed to pass gradually in all parts of the MBBS course but failed to clear the final year examination.

Chaudhary, originally hails from Nawada district of Bihar, lives in Patna's posh locality, Boring Road and his son is pursuing his MBBS from AIIMS.

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