People running hostels have come up with an idea to stop students from committing suicides. Fan is the easiest way to tie a noose and bid adieu to the world. Most of the instances of suicides are cases where students use a rope or a bed sheet as noose and fan always seems to be the easiest place for this purpose.
To stop the rate of suicides in Kota, the hostel fans will now be equipped with a special device. The fan will fall off the ceiling the moment a rope or any other piece of cloth used as noose is tied to it and an alarm will start buzzing immediately. One such device has already been installed in a hostel in Kunhadi.
Kota has 1.50 lakh coaching centres and suicide cases are very common in the Kota hostels. In more than 80% cases students have hung themselves from the fan. In this special ‘anti-suicide’ device, a spring will be placed between fan and the hook. The fan will fall off the moment it experiences a weight of more than 20 kgs.and the alarm will start buzzing.
In the past 3 years, more than 50 students from coaching centres have committed suicide in Kota due to stress in studies. The hostel association has also made arrangements for biometric attendance for students in almost 100 hostels. The student needs to punch his entry and exit on the machine, thereby reflecting a message to the parents on their mobiles immediately.