According to WHO, over one million people commit suicide every year making it the 13th leading cause of death around the world. That means that suicide claims twice as many lives as the dreaded HIV and is a sign of deep mental distress. Suicide statistics are extremely hard to pin down because they can often be confused with driving accidents, drowning incidents, etc. Such cases are splattered all over urban and rural India. The reasons vary though. While in urban India it s mostly linked to spurned love, academic results, financial difficulties, substance-related cases and coercion, in rural India it s mostly due to high debts, or the inability to provide for the family.
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Published: September 26, 2014 4:00 pm | Updated:October 8, 2014 7:47 pm