Mentally Ill

  • Delhi govt files affidavit against Bhullar's death penalty February 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Friday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court opposing terror attack convict Devender Pal Singh Bhullar's death penalty. "The government is opposed to giving death penalty to Bhullar as he is suffering from mental illness," the affidavit read. The Delhi government added that the judgement...
  • SC commutes death penalty of 15 convicts due to delay, mental illness January 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In a landmark and significant judgement, the Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted death penalty of 15 convicts on the grounds of inordinate delay and mental illness. The apex court said the death penalty can be commuted when there is an inordinate and inexplicable delay in deciding the mercy...
  • Kerala: Mother held for injuring 9-month-old daughter September 12, 2013

    A 23-year-old woman has been arrested for injuring her nine-month-old baby girl by piercing a pen into the infant's private parts "to take revenge on her estranged partner." Police said the child was admitted to the SAT hospital in Thiruvananthapuram with heavy bleeding on August 24. Hospital authorities informed police as...
  • Anti-drug group urges British fashion chain to drop Rihanna June 29, 2013

    London: An anti-drug group has called in River Island's bosses to stop working with Rihanna after the 'Umbrella' hitmaker posted pictures smoking giant rolled-up cigarettes, which appeared to be marijuana. The campaigners are concerned about children, who see pop star Rihanna as a role model. Lucy Dawe of the Cannabis...
  • Tamil Nadu: Man rapes mentally ill woman March 13, 2013

    Madurai: A mentally ill woman was reportedly raped by a person posing as a coffee seller at Madurai railway station early Wednesday, police said. The 32-year-old woman was waiting with her mother to board a train to Elanchi village after treatment in Madurai when the man approached them and offered...
  • FTN: Does the new Bill safeguard the rights of the mentally ill? October 19, 2012

    Sagarika Ghose: Hi there. We are focusing in this show on a subject that concerns us all, mental illness. Currently 130 million Indians are diagnosed with some form of mental illness, including depression, bipolarity and schizophrenia, 90 per cent of these cases remain untreated. The government has come up...
  • Mentally-ill woman kept in chains for 7 years April 15, 2012

    Karauli: Unable to pay for her treatment and with no assistance from the government, the family of a 65-year-old, mentally-ill woman in Rajasthan's Karauli district has kept her chained for more than seven years now. Ramshri Devi is a resident of Khohara Ghusethi village near Hindon town in the district,...
  • Four crore Indians have mental illness: Study October 11, 2011

    New Delhi: Startling facts coming to light during Mental Health awareness week. A new study says that almost four crore Indians suffer from mental illnesses and there's an extreme shortage of psychiatrists. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) report, the number of suicides in India could be reduced by...
  • IBN: Status check on mental health in India October 10, 2010

    15 per cent of all health related disabilities in the country can be attributed to mental illness. ...
  • Zardari was mentally ill, now doing fine August 28, 2008

    Islamabad: Asif Zardari claimed mental illness as reason for not appearing personally in court while in exile in the UK. A report in Wednesday’s Financial Times said the court appearances were related to corruption charges filed against him by the Pakistani government. Zardari's lawyers filed medical records in the court that...
  • Mentally ill woman chained for seven years | Your Say November 12, 2007

    Balasore (Orissa): In a bizarre incident, a 30-year-old woman from Orissa's Balasore district has been chained to a pillar for seven years because she is mentally ill. Maunabati, mother of a girl, developed the illness after she gave birth to her daughter and was chained because her parents couldn’t afford...
  • 236 metal objects found in a tummy! March 3, 2007

    Chennai: It's nothing short of a minor miracle. Doctors at a government general hospital in Chennai dug out 236 metal objects from the stomach of a man who is mentally ill. Jumma Khan, a senile man has been living with the metal objects in his tummy for the past three-months....
  • Disability Act biased towards Schizos June 21, 2007

    Mumbai: World Disability was celebrated with good spirit and cheer by the specially abled on December 3. However, for those suffering from mental illness, there were not many reasons to celebrate. Thirty-three-year-old ex-public sector employee, Edward D’Cunha, had to quit his job nine years ago from the Shipping Corporation of India...