‘Marital discord, stress driving people to suicide’
Marital discord, hectic lifestyle and work stress are pushing up suicide cases in Gurgaon, according to psychologists. The city has witnessed 49 suicide cases till May this year against 33 in the corresponding period last year.
“Suicidal tendencies in youth are rooted in different social issues including dowry, broken marriages, failed love affairs, loneliness, work stress, study pressure and financial debts,” says Dr Brahmdeep Sindhu, senior psychiatrist at Civil Hospital, Gurgaon.
Most of the suicide cases involving women are related to broken marriages or unreciprocated love. The most recent victim is 25-year-old Shikha Chaudhary who committed suicide by jumping off the 13th floor of Maple Heights apartments on Wednesday. A tiff with her husband over his plans to start his own business venture drove her to take her life.
On May 3, 28 year-old Priya Khandelwal committed suicide by jumping off the MG Road Metro station. She was under depression as her in-laws and her husband were allegedly torturing her for dowry.
“Broken marriages are the biggest reason for depression among women,” says Dr Preeti Singh, clinical psychologist, Paras Hospital.
Work pressure in Millennium City is another factor spurring suicides. Also, financial debts such as housing loans are another reason for stress culminating in suicides.
On May 30, a 26-year-old executive, Anant Dhanania, committed suicide by jumping off the 7th floor of his office building in Park Central. He was employed as a financial analyst in IT company Analec.
Students mainly take the drastic step due to poor academic performance. On April 26, Sheetal Singh, a student of Class 11, consumed poison after failing in her exams.
“Parents are also responsible for children committing suicide as they don't make them realise their responsibilities and the value of life,” says Dr Brahmdeep Sindhu.
Besides, isolation and loneliness also lead to depression. When a person is living away from his/her family, suicidal tendencies are triggered. “People from villages often find it difficult to cope up with urban life and get into depression,” adds Dr Sindhu.
Enter your email to get our daily newsletter in your inbox
- The IDC is said to be inspired by the Taj Mahal. Microsoft said that its design will amalgamate the company's technological prowess with locally sourced materials. It will feature artworks by local artisans and incorporate features of the Taj, like vaulted doorways, marble inlays and domes, arches.
- On Thursday, the state reported 5771 cases with a test positivity rate (TPR) of 9.87. The active case load is 72,392 and it reported 19 deaths taking the death toll to 3682. Almost 45 per cent of fresh cases of the country are from Kerala.
- The resolution in the Assembly also extended support to the protesting farmers.
- Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.