Suicide Rate On Rise In Kashmir


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21-year-old Hangs Self to Death in Anantnag Village

Anantnag: A 21-year old youth allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in Utrasoo area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Saturday becoming sixth suicide victim in the month of August in Kashmir Valley.

Officials said that the a villager from Kandaji Brariangan hanged himself at his home this morning and he died on the spot.

The official said that it was not immediately known as to why the youth took this extreme step. “Police have registered a case and initiated proceedings in this regard,” he said.

As per details available in the last 8 days, six persons including five teenagers ended their lives by allegedly committing suicide in Kashmir Division.

Man found dead hanging with tree in Pulwama

A man was found dead hanging with a tree near Romshi Nallah at Chewakalan village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday, officials said.

Reports said that locals spotted a man hanging with a tree near Nallah Romshi at Chewakalan village and accordingly contacted the concerned police station. He said the police team reached the spot and took the body in their custody.

He identified the deceased as Shabir Ahmad Dar son of Mohammad Akbar Dar resident of Ashminder village of Pulwama.

He said that a case under relevant sections of law has been also registered and further investigation is going on.

Wife kills self after her husband’s death in Uri village

In a tragic incident in Uri area of north Kashmir a woman committed suicide by taking some poisonous substance after her husband’s death on Saturday.

Reports said that a 50-year-old man identified as Aulad Ali Shah son of Mang Shah was admitted to government medical college Baramulla and died this morning of cardiac arrest.

The official said that Ali was working in J&K Grameen Bank and soon after his body reached home for the last rites his wife couldn’t bear the shock of her husband’s death. “She committed suicide by taking some poisonous substance in Sadipora village of Uri.”

A police official said that after completing the legal formalities the body will be handed over to legal heirs under proper protocol and other COVID-19 related guidelines.  (KNO)


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