Tamil Nadu student Anitha's suicide has shaken up the state. The young girl, who allegedly killed herself after being denied a medical seat despite scoring high marks in the board exam, has seen several voices from Tamil Nadu protest against the implementation of NEET.
Actor Vijay, one of the top stars in the state, has visited Anitha's family to offer his condolences.
The pictures circulating on Twitter show Vijay sitting inside a small hut with other people, consoling Anitha's aggrieved father. Her brother Manikandan can also be seen.
Earlier, actor and music composer GV Prakash had reportedly visited Anitha's family after she allegedly committed suicide.
Director Pa Ranjith has been vocal in speaking about the issue, and slamming those who have been saying that Anitha's Dalit identity should not be highlighted when protesting against NEET.
The opposition against the common entrance test for Medicine has been strengthened after Anitha's death, with CMC Vellore declaring that they will offer admission to only one student for MBBS this year.
Further, schoolgirls and college students have also been protesting against the exam in the state.
Vijay does not comment on political issues often. The last time he did was during the jallikattu protests that broke out in the state earlier this year. The actor had, at the time, tweeted a video offering his support to the protest. He'd also visited the Marina beach where thousands of young people had assembled to protest against the ban on the traditional sport of the state.