Suicides on rise in Himachal with Hamirpur, Kangra, Baddi

Suicides on rise in Himachal with Hamirpur, Kangra, Baddi and Solan found prone

Districts like Hamirpur, Kangra, Baddi and Solan are becoming prone to suicidal deaths, leaving authorities alarmed, as more and more service-class people and housewives are committing suicides. A recent study also found that in most cases, victims were married and were in the age group of 15 to 44 yearsIn the last 10 years, around 4,482 people have committed suicide in Himachal. People in the hill state are known for their peace loving nature but now with the change in lifestyle and exposure to outer world, especially after tourism boom in last few decades, increasing family problems are forcing people to take such extreme steps. Study conducted by HP police shows that major cause of suicides remained “family problems” followed by “Illness”. ” Unemployment” too was one of the causes as it contributes less than 5% to total suicide cases. –
Complete Stats: TOI


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