Why Jharkhand is in grip of suicide?

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Divya Tripathi
Divya Tripathi

ArnavMukherjee(21) hanged himself to death inside his room in BIT on Friday. According to reports, the fifth year student in his last moments was listening to Bob Dylon’s song-“The Times They Are AChangin’ and wrote: “Sorry Mom and Dad for taking this extreme step.” DinkarSingh,a friend of Arnav says, “Though Arnav was a below average student in  class,he never showed his frustration.”

This was the 5th case of suicide in BIT since, 20th Oct, 2005. On Saturday, two more students of BIT namely Mala Singh and Anuj Kumar Mehta of Gossenor College committed suicide.

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There have been over 145 suicides in Jharkhand since January 1. The number of suicides is highest in Jamshedpur which is one of the four industrial towns of Jharkhand, although there is no answer as to why Jamshedpur, a town with 80% literacy is confronting such a problem. Since January 1, the number of suicides recorded was 30 in Dhanbad, 11 in Bokaro, 144 in Jamshedpur and 36 in Ranchi.

The Govt. run Mental Hospital’s Doctor, Amol Ranjan said, “These cases are common in medical and engineering colleges because of the load of the course and high expectations of the students and parents.”

Similarly, Dr. Usha Rai, a psychologist who has studied 18 cases of suicide by students of this state since 2010 argued that most of the suicide cases –a pan India phenomenon-among the students had occurred due to the parents who looked the other way and said that students need counseling by their parents as friends.

On the other hand, the Police spokesperson and IG RK Mallick said that, “Many suicides committed by students are linked to their failed love affairs.”

The Govt. run Mental Hospital’s Doctor, AmolRanjan said, “These cases are common in medical and engineering colleges because of the load of the course and high expectations of the students and parents.”

 Similarly, Dr. UshaRai, a psychologist who has studied 18 cases of suicide by students of this state since 2010, argued that most of the suicide cases –a pan India phenomenon-among the students had occurred due to the parents who looked the other way round. He tipped by commenting that the students need counseling by their parents as friends.

 On the other hand, the Police spokesperson and IG RK Mallick said that, “Many suicides committed by the students are linked to their failed love affairs.”