Economic Deprivation Pushing Suicide Rates

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March 27, 2011, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol. : 04 No.-19 Mar.25-2011 (Chaitra 11,2067)

Around 10 Nepalis commit suicide everyday, says a report. The study by the police state that economic deprivation and unemployment are primary causes for suicides. The report based on the study of nearly three years by the police state that 9440 Nepalis committed suicide during that period. Of the total 4726 were women and 4714 were men. Majority of them – 5164 committed suicide by hanging themselves while 3556 consumed poison to take their lives. The study revealed that 40 percent of those who committed suicide did so out of economic problems while 25 percent were found to be unemployed. Around 15 percent of the incidents were caused by domestic violence and 20 percent by mental problem.

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