Tag: Suicide

Brain Networks That Play Key Role In Suicide Risk Identified

London: Researchers have identified key networks within the brain which they say interact to increase the risk that an individual will think about – or attempt – suicide. Combining the results from all of the brain imaging studies available, the researchers looked for evidence of structural, functional and molecular alterations in the brain that could […]

Two Minors Found Hanging From Tree In Odisha

Koraput: Bodies of two minors, a boy and a girl, were found hanging from a tree in the backyards of a cashew nut mill near Kundraguda village under Borigumma Police limits in Koraput district today. The deceased minors have been identified as Raghunath Gouda (17) and Laxmi Gouda (15) of Kundraguda village. Some villagers reportedly […]

WHO Calls For Strategy To Prevent A Suicide Every 40 Seconds

New Delhi: The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for developing and implementing strategies to prevent suicide and promote mental health. Ahead of the World Mental Health Day, to be observed on Thursday, Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia, said the region’s member states are taking important steps to address the issue. […]

Suicide or Murder? Odisha Youth 'Set On' Fire Inside School

Jagatsinghpur: A youth lost his life after suffering severe burn injuries inside a school in Daagaon village under Balikuda Police limits of Jagatsinghpur on Saturday. However, the reason behind the death of the youth is still shrouded in mystery. As per reports, some local residents of the village heard screams from the school last night […]

TikTok's new campaign aims to curb suicide rate in India

New Delhi: Popular short video-sharing app TikTok has collaborated with Suicide Prevention India Foundation (SPIF) to launch #YourLifeMatters, a campaign aimed at spreading awareness around the importance of mental health and curbing suicide rates in India. In observance of World Suicide Prevention Day on Tuesday, the in-app campaign encourages everyone to prioritise self-care, practice self-compassion, […]

Odisha Farmer Commits 'Suicide Over Debt Burden'

Sambalpur: A farmer, who allegedly attempted suicide over debt burden, died today while undergoing treatment at a private nursing home in Sambalpur. As per reports, the farmer Abdhoot Pradhan, a resident of Khairmal village under Jujomura block of the district, was admitted to the nursing home on August 28 in critical condition. Family members of […]

Two Girls Including One From Odisha Found Hanging in Jharkhand

Sundergarh: The bodies of two girls, one reportedly from Odisha were found hanging from a tree near Biruamu in Simdega district of neighboring Jharkhand today. One of the deceased has been identified as a native of Biramitrapur area in Odisha’s Sundergarh district while the other is a local resident. Sources said, the two girls were […]

Minister says no, MP says yes! BJD's flip-flop on farmer suicides

Bhubaneswar: Taking a dig at the Centre in Rajya Sabha, BJD MP Prasanna Acharya today said that despite extending Rs 13 lakh crore as crop loan, farmers are still forced to borrow money from private lenders and get trapped in loan burden, which is one of the foremost reasons behind farmer suicides. Acharya added that […]

Awaiting Plus-2 Results For 11 years, Youth Attempts Suicide Outside Naveen Niwas

Bhubaneswar: Is education system in Odisha built with a bias? Intended or unintended, there are umpteen loopholes which question the poor education system in the State victimising many students. One such instance allegedly drove a youth to attempt suicide today in front of Naveen Niwas, the official residence of Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik after being […]

Wanted to 'commit suicide' after India loss: Mickey Arthur

London: Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has claimed that he was feeling so low and disappointed after his team’s loss to India in the ongoing World Cup that he wanted to “commit suicide”. On June 16 at the Old Trafford in Manchester, Pakistan had to face an embarrassing 89-run loss (D/L method) against arch-rivals India. […]

Bodies of man, woman found hanging from tree

Angul: Mystery shrouds the death of a man and a woman whose bodies were found hanging from a tree in Kumarigaon village under Purunakote police limits in the district on Sunday. The deceased man has been identified as Madhu Sahu of Dandasinga village while the woman was identified as Shantilata Pradhan of Kothabhuin village. It […]

Youth found hanging in Gurudwara in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Mystery shrouds the death of a youth who was found hanging from the ceiling of a room inside a Gurudwara at Kharabela Nagar in Bhubaneswar on Thursday. As per reports, the deceased youth, Subash Nayak of Champagarh area in Nayagarh district, had been working in the Gurudwara for the past one year. A security […]

Mother of two commits suicide on TikTok

New Delhi: A 24-year old mother of two children committed suicide on Thursday in Tamil Nadu after she was scolded by her husband and prevented from using the short video-making app. Anitha, recorded herself as she drank the poision and then sent the video via WhatsApp to her husband, who is in Singapore. According to […]

OSAP jawan ends life by shooting self with service gun

Sambalpur: A jawan of Odisha Special Armed Police (OSAP) today allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in Kisinda area of Sambalpur district. As per reports, the jawan, identified as Amir Sahu hailed from Gaisilat in Bargarh. He fired three rounds from his INSAS rifle while pointing the gun towards his neck […]

Woman's death sparks tension in Kendrapara; family members ransack house of in-laws

Kendrapara: Death of a married woman under mysterious circumstances sparked tension in Endar village under Sadar Police limits in Kendrapara on Saturday. The body of deceased Rinki Maharana was found hanging at her in-laws residence. According to reports, Rinki was married to one Babaji Maharana of Endar village. Babaji’s family claimed that Rinki committed suicide […]

Law student found dead in hostel room in Cuttack

Cuttack: Mystery shrouds the death of a second year student of Madhusudan Law College in Cuttack whose body was found hanging inside the hostel room on Saturday night. The deceased, Ajit Kumar Sethi, hailed from Athmallik of Angul and was staying at the college hostel located at Rehman Chhak in Jobra area in Cuttack. After […]

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19 Telangana students commit suicide in one week

Hyderabad: Nineteen students have committed suicide in Telangana during last one week over the failure in the Intermediate examinations, according to media reports. While there were no official figures available, newspapers and channels have reported that 19 students of Intermediate first and second year (Classes 11 and 12 ended their lives since last Thursday. This […]

ITBP trooper shoots himself in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar: An Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) trooper shot and killed himself with his service rifle in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar district on Sunday, police said. The constable, identified as Ramphul Meena, shot himself inside a camp in Solina area of Srinagar city. “He was shifted to hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival. A […]

Youth’s body found hanging from tree behind Sunhat hospital, kin allege murder

Balasore: Tension erupted at Sunhat hospital in the district today after the body of a youth was found hanging from a tree on the premises of the hospital. Soon after some locals spotted the body hanging this morning, they raised a hue and cry on the campus. Situation went out of control as despite having […]

Woman's body found hanging, family alleges murder over dowry

Bhubaneswar: The body of a married woman was found hanging from the ceiling of her room at Ashutosh Nagar near Kesura in the capital city on Tuesday. Family members of the woman have alleged that she was being tortured and was later killed by her husband and in-laws over dowry. “After getting a phone call […]

Body of Nursing student found hanging in Kendrapara

Kendrapara: The body of a female nursing student was found hanging from the ceiling in a rented house at Beltal village in Pattamundai area of the district on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Sarojini Das. As per reports, Sarojini was studying in Ramadevi Nursing College and was a resident of Itapada village in […]

Youth found hanging in Jajpur; murder suspected

Jajpur: Body of a youth was found hanging inside a room in Berunupur village under Korei Police Limits of Jajpur yesterday. The deceased has been identified as Ranjan Parida. However, it is alleged that Ranjan was murdered by his father and two other siblings. Such allegations have been levelled by the wife and the elder […]

Another farmer ends life over 'debt burden'; 2 suicides in 4 days

Ganjam: Despite the launch of Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme which claimed to benefit about 92% farmers of the State, the Odisha Government has failed to reduce the sufferings of farmers in the State. Two suicides in a span of four days have certainly silenced the hullabaloo of the government that […]

Album actress death: Husband arrested by Jharsuguda police

Jharsuguda: Two days after Sambalpuri album actress Simran Singh’s body was found under the Mahanadi River Bridge near Goira Matha in Sambalpur, Jharsuguda Police today arrested the husband of the actress, Dhrubraj Suna in connection with the case. As per reports, Dhrubaraj was arrested following interrogation and a case has been registered against him under […]

School teacher found hanging; police recover suicide note from his room

Gajapati: A school teacher was found by his wife, hanging in a room of his house at Badasindhaba village under Mohana police limits in Gajapati district on Friday. The deceased, identified as Manoj Kumar Nayak, was working as a teacher at a primary school in Berhampur. On receiving information, police rushed to the spot, recovered […]

Girl found hanging in hostel room

Jajpur: Body of a girl was found hanging from the ceiling fan of a girl’s hostel in Chhatia under Bairi police limits in the district on Wednesday evening. As per reports, the deceased was studying in a residential college near Tangi and a native of Ichhapur village under Mangalpur police limits in the district. Sources […]

Farmer commits suicide over debt burden in Subarnapur

Subarnapur: A farmer allegedly committed suicide in Binika area of Subarnapur after his crops were affected by pests and he was unable to pay off his loans. The deceased, Bhutulu Karna, took the extreme step after he found his crops infested with pests yesterday, family members of the deceased alleged. He was worried about how […]

Head, neck cancer survivors at increased suicide risk, says study

New York: Despite improved survival rates among cancer patients, those treated for head and neck cancers are at an increased risk of death by suicide, a new study has found. It found that head and neck cancer survivors are two times more likely to commit suicide than survivors of other cancers and four times more […]

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Body of man found hanging on premises of sub-collector's office in Dharamgarh

Bhawanipatna: Body of a man was found hanging on the premises of sub-collector’s office today in Dharamgarh of Kalahandi district. The deceased has been identified as Bhudev Bagarti and it is being suspected that the man would have hanged himself during the midnight hours. According to sources, Bagarti, who was running a food stall near […]

Diabetes linked to deaths from alcohol, accidents, suicide: Study

London: People with diabetes are more at risk of deaths from alcohol-related factors, accidents or suicide, than non-diabetics, a study has found. The increased risk of death from these causes may be related to the mental health of patients, which may be adversely affected by the psychological burden of living with and self-treating this debilitating […]

Man, son found dead under mysterious circumstances in Sundergarh

Sundargarh: In an unfortunate incident, bodies of a man and his son were recovered under mysterious circumstances from an abandoned brick kiln in Bankibahal under Hemgiri police limits of the district today. The deceased have been identified to be Mohan Bhaisal and his son Anadi, residents of Podamundi village under Lefripada police limits of the […]

Girl in 'same sex relationship' commits suicide  

Balasore: Close on the heels of Supreme Court’s landmark decision to scrap section 377, a female student in Odisha who was allegedly in a same sex relationship, committed suicide in Nilagiri area of Balasore after her partner refused to marry her. The deceased has been identified as Sasmita Dey, a Plus-III final year student of […]

Bodies Found In Well: Parents Arrested For Killing Daughters

Gajapati: Two days after the bodies of two sisters were recovered from a well outside their house in R. Udayagiri here, police today made startling revelations claiming that it was a case of murder and not suicide. As per latest reports, police have arrested their parents on charges of murdering their daughters. The information was […]

Bhubaneswar woman dies after 'jumping off' apartment roof

Bhubaneswar: An elderly woman, whose daughter and son-in-law were recently arrested by Vigilance for amassing assets disproportionate to their income, was found dead under mysterious circumstances today. It is suspected that the woman might have killed herself by jumping off her apartment roof in Jayadev Vihar under Saheed Nagar police of Bhubaneswar. The deceased has […]

Couple commits suicide in Jajpur

Jajpur: A married couple allegedly committed suicide by consuming posion following the death of their 8-year-old son. The deceased have been identified as Pravat Jena and Pravati Jena of Udrang village under Binjharpur block of Jajpur. Both the wife and husband were immediately shifted to Jajpur District Medical Headquarters in a critical condition. However, both […]

Lovers commit suicide after parents refuse to accept relationship

Gajapati: In a shocking incident, two teenage love birds committed suicide by consuming pesticides in Dubruguda village under R.Udayagiri police limits of Gajapati district after parents refused to accept their relationship. The deceased have been identified as Ramesh Rayet and Jasmine Dalbehera. Sources said, the duo was in love but their parents were against the […]

'Debt-ridden' farmer ends life in Jajpur

Jajpur: A debt-ridden farmer of Mangrajpur village under Dharmasala block in Jajpur district allegedly committed suicide late last night by hanging himself with a rope from a tree in the backyard of his house. The deceased, identified as Gauranga Bala was under mental stress as he was unable to repay loan. He had reportedly taken […]

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Suicide a leading cause of death in India, says Study

New Delhi: In India, suicide is the leading cause of death in the 15-39-year age group with 37 per cent of the total global suicide deaths among women coming from the country, according to a new study. Conducted by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and Institute for Health […]

Lady home guard attempts self-immolation in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A lady home guard attempted suicide near Lower PMG square in Bhubaneswar by setting herself on fire after pouring kerosene over her. Later, the woman was rescued by police. According to sources, she took the extreme step alleging that the Deputy Commissioner of Police had stopped assigning work to her. Earlier, she had attempted […]

Polytechnic student found hanging in Bolangir

Bolangir: Body of a student of government polytechnic in Bolangir was found hanging inside a house situated in Shantipada area of the district today. The deceased student has been identified as Chandrasekhar Behera, who was a final year diploma student. According to sources, it is suspected that the student has committed suicide using a rope […]