Exam Drives Students on Suicide Path

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 31 October 2011, 04:41 Hrs
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Bangalore:According to recent National Crime Records Bureau's [NCRB] statistics, around seven students committed suicide every day in the year 2010 in India. The suicidal rate has increased from 2,189 cases in 2008 to 2,479 last year. There was a minimal dip in the year 2009 as there were only 2,010 suicide cases reported.

The NCRB data also shows that every day 21 people kill themselves because of bankruptcy, unemployment, poverty and dowry disputes. There was a 23.9 percent increase in the number of suicides during 2000-2010 time period.

Poverty driven suicides were up from 3,006 during the year 2008 to 3,047 in 2010. However, there was a marginal decrease in suicides due to unemployment last year when 2,222 cases were registered as compared 2,472 in 2009. Sudden change in economic status due to financial crisis or bankruptcy forced many to commit suicide. But suicides on such reasons managed to decline to 2,709 in 2010 as it was 2,970 in 2008 and 3,162 cases in 2009.

Nearly 87 people kill themselves every day due to domestic tensions, making it one of the major causes for suicides in the country.

According to the survey, Delhi scored the highest number of suicides among Union Territories with 1,543 deaths and among the states Tamil Nadu topped with 16,561 deaths.

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