Suicides

  • Mumbai: HC seeks PWD's views on PIL about preventing Sea Link suicides 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked the public works department of Maharashtra government to explain its stand on a public interest litigation demanding measures to prevent suicides or possible terror attacks on the Bandra-Worli Sea Link. The division bench of Justices PV Hardas...
  • Chennai: Student attempts suicide over Jayalalithaa's conviction 4 days ago

    Chennai: A 17-year-old girl school student was battling for life in Tamil Nadu on Sunday after setting herself on fire over the jailing of Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, police said. The teenager, M. Nagalakshmi, was admitted to the government hospital in Madurai town with around 80 per cent burn injuries, a...
  • Mumbai: Sailor ends life onboard Naval ship 1 week ago

    Mumbai: A 24-year-old sailor belonging to Punjab allegedly committed suicide onboard Naval ship 'INS Deepak' due to personal reasons, police said on Thursday. Gurucharan Singh was found hanging in the ship captain's pantry unit. He used a nylon rope to hang himself and his body was spotted at about 9.30 AM...
  • Dubai: Indian convicted for suicide attempt; fined $544 September 23, 2014

    Dubai: An Indian worker, in his mid 20s, has been convicted and ordered to pay 2,000 dirhams by a court for attempting to commit suicide by consuming 48 sleeping pills after he could not sleep. The convict, who was identified only by his initials RB, was rushed to a hospital on...
  • Chhattisgarh lawyer suicide attempt: SC directs Bilaspur CJM to prepare report September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Bilaspur to prepare a report on the case of a Chhattisgarh lawyer who attempted suicide in the premises of the court on Monday. The court has taken suo motu cognizance of the suicide bid by the Chhattisgarh...
  • SC notice to Centre on farmers' suicide September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the central government on a petition seeking direction to take steps to prevent the increasing number of suicides by the farmer in different parts of the country on account of their difficult financial conditions. There is a suicide by a farmer...
  • Abetment of suicide: DU college principal summoned as accused September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The principal of a Delhi University college has been summoned as accused by a court in an abetment of suicide case of a woman employed with the institution, saying there was sufficient prima facie material to proceed against him. Metropolitan Magistrate Jagminder Singh summoned Bhim Rao Ambedkar College principal...
  • Health minister expresses grief over high suicide levels September 20, 2014

    Thrissur: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday expressed grief over the national loss of human resources by the rising tendency of young people to commit suicide and said the government will come up with a strategy soon. He was inaugurating a mass contact programme here to conscientise the general public about...
  • Saradha scam: FIR against CBI sleuths who raided former Assam DGP's residence September 20, 2014

    Guwahati: Three days after former DGP of Assam Shankar Baruah committed suicide, an FIR has been registered against the CBI teams that conducted raids at the police officer's residence in connection with the Saradha scam. Baruah's house was raided on August 28 as he was being investigated for his alleged role...
  • Saradha scam: CBI denies questioning Assam exDGP Shankar Baruah September 17, 2014

    In a sudden twist in the Saradha Scam, the former Assam Director General of Police Shankar Baruah committed suicide on Wednesday. He was being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for his involvement in the scam. ...
  • West Bengal: Teacher kills self after fined Rs 1 lakh by 'village court' September 14, 2014

    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...
  • IITGuwahati student commits suicide September 14, 2014

    Guwahati: A first semester student of IITGuwahati 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 TechnologyGuwahati,...
  • Rebuked for using mobile phones, two girls commit suicide September 13, 2014

    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 September 12, 2014

    London: The number of prisoners who took their own lives in England and Wales from 201314 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 (201314), saying there were 90 apparently selfinflicted...
  • Man sets himself ablaze after losing Rs 7 lakh for job in Australia September 9, 2014

    Coimbatore: A 24yearold 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 September 7, 2014

    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 middleincome 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 explosivesladen 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 forcefeed 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, 11yearold boy hangs self August 21, 2014

    An 11yearold 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...
  • Gopal Kanda's men slapped us in court, claims Geetika Sharma's family August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: There was high drama inside the Rohini Court on Wednesday as former air hostess Geetika Sharma's family claimed that they were beaten up by exHaryana minister Gopal Kanda's men during the trial of her suicide case. The argument is said to have taken over the next date...
  • 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 21yearold 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 15yearold 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 26yearold man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in his inlaws' house at Kherka village. The incident took place on Saturday when Vipin had gone to his inlaws' 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 liveaction British comedy...