Suicides in India
- Hyderabad: A class 9 student committed suicide after the teachers at school reprimanded her for not doing homework in Hayath Nagar on city outskirts on Wednesday night.
- Nandini (15) was a class 9 student at Sai Chaitanya school. She was not going to school for a few days fearing punishment for not doing homework. On Wednesday, she got ready to go to school, but changed her mind and stayed back at home. On enquiry by parents, she reportedly told them the teachers would punish severely for not doing homework. Though her father comforted her saying he will accompany her to school the next day, she took the extreme step and died after hanging herself when the family members were sleeping at night.
- Nandini’s parents demanded severe action against the school management for forcing their daughter to death. Police are investigating.
- A 33-year-old cashier with the State Bank of India allegedly committed suicide on Sunday by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence at Tharad in Banaskantha district of Gujarat, police said. His wife said he had talked about “heavy work pressure” at Tharad branch of the bank.
- Ravindra Sadashiv Phadke, Superintendent, Central Excise Department (Service Tax), at an age of 48 committed suicide by shooting himself on his left temple with his licensed revolver. He is survived by his wife and son. According to the police, a suicide note found on Phadke said that he was fed-up with the life and was taking this extreme step.
On the average, every high school will have at least 1 student every 5 years who dies by suicide. A typical high school also will have between 35 and 60 students every year who will attempt suicide. On the Ohio Youth Survey conducted in 18 Warren and Clinton County schools during the 2008-2009 school year:
•12% of 6th-12th graders reported seriously considering attempting suicide within the prior 12 months.
• 9% had developed a suicide plan.
•6% reported having actually attempting suicide.