Chennai: A day after the results of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) were announced on Wednesday (June 5), two medical students from Tamil Nadu committed suicide after one failed to clear the exam and the other scored fewer marks than expected.

According to reports, Ritushree, a native of Tirupur, Tamil Nadu, failed to clear the exam while Vaishya, from Thanjavur district's Pattukottai, had scored less than what she had expected.

Ritushree was reportedly found hanging in her room. Her parents Selvaraj and Rajalakshmi alleged that that she took her life after failing to clear NEET. Ritu's parents also said that she had scored 461 out of 500 in her tenth grade and had scored 490 out of 500 in her 12th board examination.

Vaishya, the other student who killed herself, had reportedly scored over 90% marks in her 12th board examination, but failed to clear NEET.

Earlier, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief and leader of the opposition MK Stalin lashed out at the Centre and said that Tamil Nadu state must be exempted from NEET. He also stated that the newly-elected DMK MPs would raise the issue in the Parliament. He also blamed the Narendra Modi government for the continuing suicides in the state post the introduction of NEET.

NEET exam results, which were announced on Wednesday (June 5) saw better performance from the Tamil Nadu students than the previous year. However, no student from the state has made it to the top 50 list, and the state has registered pass percentage of 48.57.