Suicide

  • West Bengal: Teacher kills self after fined Rs 1 lakh by 'village court' 11 hours 47 minutes ago

    Baharampur: A teacher committed suicide after being ridiculed at a village reconciliation meeting and asked to pay Rs one lakh for allegedly having illicit relations with a married woman at Sagardighi in Murshidabad district on Sunday. A top district police officer said Dilip Mondal consumed pesticide after being publicly abused at...
  • IIT-Guwahati student commits suicide 14 hours 17 minutes ago

    Guwahati: A first semester student of IIT-Guwahati on Sunday committed suicide allegedly by jumping from the fourth floor of his hostel in the campus. He has been identified as Tushar Yadav, hailing from Gurgaon in Haryana, and was a student of Electronics Communication and Engineering department at Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati,...
  • Rebuked for using mobile phones, two girls commit suicide Yesterday

    Agartala: Two teenage girls committed suicide after their hostel superintendent and parents rebuked them for using mobile phones, police said on Saturday. Three class 10 girls of the Takarjala higher secondary school in Western Tripura were reprimanded for secretly using mobile phones which is against the hostel norms, police said. "After being...
  • Prison suicide rate rises in Britain 2 days ago

    London: The number of prisoners who took their own lives in England and Wales from 2013-14 increased by 64 per cent, according to an independent investigation released on Thursday. The prisons complaint watchdog Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) on Thursday issued the annual report (2013-14), saying there were 90 apparently self-inflicted...
  • Man sets himself ablaze after losing Rs 7 lakh for job in Australia 5 days ago

    Coimbatore: A 24-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by setting himself ablaze at Annur in the district on Tuesday after he was conned by a person of Rs seven lakh on the pretext of getting him a job in Australia. The man had completed his BE (Aeronautical) and was working part...
  • UP: Girl commits suicide after being raped 1 week ago

    Bahraich: A minor girl in Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich district allegedly committed suicide after being raped. The incident occurred on Sunday morning. Police sources said that the class nine student immolated herself and died of injuries in hospital. The body has been sent for postmortem. The accused has also been arrested. ...
  • One person commits suicide every 40 seconds: WHO September 4, 2014

    Geneva: More than 800,000 people die by committing suicide every year -- one person in every 40 seconds, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report published on Thursday. According to the Global Report on Suicide Prevention, 75 per cent of suicides occur in low- and middle-income countries, the WHO...
  • West Bengal: Girl's naked body found hours after she took on a kangaroo court September 4, 2014

    Kolkata: In a shocking rerun of a suspected kangaroo court atrocity in West Bengal, a teenaged girl was allegedly raped and murdered in Jalpaiguri. The incident brought back the horrific memories of the gangrape of an adivasi girl in Birbhum some months ago, which happened at the behest of a...
  • Delhi: Raped by tutor, minor girl attempts suicide August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: A girl studying in a private school attempted suicide by drinking an antiseptic liquid after her family learnt she was being raped by her tutor, police said on Saturday. The victim, 13, attempted suicide on Thursday when her parents, residents of Mandawali in East Delhi, came across lewd text...
  • Rohtak: Molested and harassed, 2 girls kill themselves, blame deteriorating law and order in suicide note August 26, 2014

    Rohtak: In an alleged case of harassment, two minor girls on Tuesday committed suicide in Haryana's Rohtak. The girls have left behind a suicide note wherein they have mentioned that they took this extreme step following harassment from some youngsters. The girls, both higher senior secondary students, have also reportedly given...
  • Suicide bomber at Interior Ministry building in Baghdad kill 11 people August 23, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraqi officials say a suicide bombing against an Interior Ministry building in central Baghdad has killed at least 11 people. A police officer says the suicide bomber drove an explosives-laden car into the gate of the intelligence headquarters in Karrada district on Saturday afternoon, killing six civilians and five security...
  • Manipur activist Irom Sharmila refuses to be examined by doctors, likely to be detained August 22, 2014

    Imphal: Manipur activist Irom Sharmila may be detained or arrested overnight, say sources, after she refused to be examined by doctors in Imphal on Thursday. The police presence at her protest site has been increased. Sharmila had, upon her release on Wednesday, said that she wouldn't allow anybody to force-feed her....
  • 'Suicide tourism' on rise in Switzerland: Study August 21, 2014

    People packing their bags to Switzerland not to rest in its serenity but to end their lives through assisted suicide has doubled in four years, reveals a study. There are six right to die organisations in Switzerland, of which four permit nationals from other countries to use their services. Citizens from Germany...
  • Scolded for not going to school, 11-year-old boy hangs self August 21, 2014

    An 11-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide after being scolded by his father for not going to school, police said in Ballia on Thursday. Satyam Singh hanged himself from the roof of his house in Dehri village on Wednesday. Superintendent of Police K C Goswami said that Satyam was scolded by his father...
  • Manipur Court orders release of Irom Sharmila, says no proof against her in attempted suicide case August 19, 2014

    Imphal: In a big relief for activist Irom Sharmila, a Manipur Court has ordered her release citing lack of evidence on attempted suicide charges. The court has said that she should be released immediately. Though according to sources, it will take at least two days to complete the formalities of...
  • Watch: Actor Robin Williams' message of hope to a terminally ill woman will bring a lump to your throat August 19, 2014

    Robin Williams, who committed suicide last week, was an actor who brought warmth to audiences across the world. A few months ago, Williams sent a short video message to a 21-year-old cancer patient from New Zealand. Vivian Waller had listed "meet Robin Williams" in her Bucket List.In his signature style,...
  • Fearing being raped by 2 men, teenager commits suicide August 17, 2014

    A 15-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide out of fear of being raped by two men who barged into her house at Thana Kankerkheda area in Meerut, police said on Sunday. According to the girl's family, the incident took place on August 13 when two men barged into the girl's house at...
  • Two men end their lives in separate incidents August 17, 2014

    A 26-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in his in-laws' house at Kherka village. The incident took place on Saturday when Vipin had gone to his in-laws' house to bring back his wife Anita, who was staying there since last week after a family dispute,...
  • Robin Williams left project 'Absolutely Anything' incomplete? August 17, 2014

    The makers of "Absolutely Anything" are reportedly planning to remove actor Robin Williams' contribution in the film as the late star couldn't complete his work due to his sudden death. Williams gave his voice to the animated character of Dennis the Dog in "Absolutely Anything" - a live-action British comedy...
  • Lessons of stigmas, stereotypes in Robin Williams' death August 17, 2014

    New York: Jamie Masada, the owner of the fabled Los Angeles-based comedy club the Laugh Factory, vividly remembers a warm exchange with comic Richard Jeni of the two sharing words of encouragement and gentle ribbing. "The next day I heard he put a gun in his mouth and blew his head...
  • Robin William's legacy will remain forever: Pierce Brosnan August 16, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Pierce Brosnan who had starred with the Oscar winning actor Robin Williams in Mrs Doubtfire said that William's legacy will remain forever. His legacy will be laughter, love, humanity and for joy of life. ...
  • CBI starts probe in 'Nishabd' actress Jiah Khan's suicide case August 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The CBI on Wednesday registered a formal case to investigate the death of Bollywood actress Jiah Khan, five weeks after a Bombay High Court order, an official said. The development came after the high court transferred the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and asked it to consider...
  • Was Kamal Haasan right in calling Robin Williams' suicide a 'cop-out'? August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: What must have Robin Williams be thinking while taking his life? In a rather graphic report released by Marin County assistant deputy chief coroner, the authorities have said that Williams was found hanging by the roof of his room, by his own belt. With more gruesome details coming...
  • 'Depressed' 22-year-old B Tech student commits suicide August 13, 2014

    A 22-year-old B.Tech student allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a moving train in Muzaffarnagar, police said. Piryansh took the extreme step on Tuesday, they said, adding he was suffering from depression. The body has been sent for post-mortem and investigation is on, police said. In another incident, a 48-year-old man allegedly...
  • Robin William was battling severe depression, hanged himself using a belt: Report August 13, 2014

    Officials say that Hollywood actor Robin Williams hanged himself using a belt from his bedroom door. There is no clarity yet on whether the actor who was battling severe depression left behind any suicide note. Williams' left wrist had cuts and a pocketknife was found near his body with dried...
  • Suicide bomber attacks checkpoint near new Iraq PM's house August 13, 2014

    Baghdad: A suicide bomber attacked a checkpoint near the Baghdad home of new Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday, two police sources and local media said. "The suicide bomber blew himself up at a checkpoint that leads to the prime minister's house," said one of the police sources. There was no...
  • Robin Williams hanged himself with a belt at his home; officials spot a pocket knife, superficial cuts on his left wrist August 13, 2014

    Reuters: Oscar-winning actor and groundbreaking comedian Robin Williams hanged himself with a belt in his Northern California home after he had sought treatment for depression, a coroner said on Tuesday based on preliminary findings. Williams, 63, was found dead by his personal assistant at midday on Monday in a bedroom. He...
  • Man's body found hanging outside train's window in Mathura August 12, 2014

    The body of a man was on Tuesday found hanging outside the window of a train at the junction station in Mathura, police said. The identity of the deceased, who seems to be in his mid-30s, is yet to be known, they said. GRP Inspector Puran Singh Chauhan said prima facie it...
  • Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams dies at age 63 August 12, 2014

    Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead at age 63 on Monday from an apparent suicide at his home in Northern California, authorities said. His high octane brand of comedy was his trademark public persona. ...
  • Robin Williams: The man Bollywood thanks profusely for 'Mrs Doubtfire' and 'Patch Adams' that influenced two beloved Hindi films August 13, 2014

    Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams - who embodied the titular role of 'Mrs Doubtfire' with such ease that it was tough for the cinema audience to separate the actor from the character he was playing - was found dead on Monday at his home in Northern California. Whether it was the...