Student allegedly commits suicide over MDCAT failure


Trigger warning: Suicide

A student at Islamic University Peshawar has reportedly taken his own life after failing the Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT).

Mubashir Ali, a first-semester student of the Zoology Department, allegedly consumed sleeping pills in his hostel room on Wednesday evening. He was found unconscious by a fellow student and rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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According to the deceased’s father, Mubashir had previously taken the MDCAT twice and was deeply disappointed with his scores. He believed that his inability to secure a high score on the exam would hinder his dream of becoming a doctor.

The police said that the student who committed suicide was from Parachinar.

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