S. Anitha


Age: 17

Indian student at the Rajavignesh Higher Secondary School in the Ariyalur district of rural Tamil Nadu state in India who led an unsuccessful campaign against the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) exams arguing in the Supreme Court that the new entrance test could not be the sole basis for admission in a medical college, who had scored 1,176 out of 1,200 marks in her Class XII State Board examinations (which would have secured a cut-off of 196.75 out of 200 for medicine) but was unable to join the MBBS course due to poor scores in NEET.

Cause of Death: Suicide by hanging

Born: March 5, 2000

Died: September 1, 2017

Kuzhumur, India