586 women, majority of them from Hindu community, committed suicide in Sindh in last five years
According to a report revealed by the Sindh police ,out of 1287 people, 586 females committed suicide during the last five years.
According to a report revealed by the Sindh police, out of 1287 people, 586 females committed suicide during the last five years.
The data was compiled for a study on suicides in Sindh.
|Total Number of Muslims||681|
|Total Number of Non-Muslims||606|
|Time Duration||Jan 1, 2014 to June 30, 2019|
|People Aged between 21 and 40||702|
Speaking to a source, the Inspector General of Police, Dr. Syed Kaleem Imam said the newly formed research department of the police carried out the study.
The IGP said that the purpose of the research was to identify the triggers behind the growing incidents of suicide.
The IGP pointed out that the police had acknowledged the matter and launched proper research, particularly in lower Sindh, where the rate of suicides had become a cause of concern.
Statistics with respect to studies
|Number of Females||356|
|Number of Males||290|
|Aged between 21 and 40 years||324|
|Number of Muslims||197|
|Number of Hindus||449|
|Number of Females||116|
|Number of Males||183|
|Aged between 21 and 40 years||191|
|Number of Muslims||187|
|Number of Hindus||112|
|Shaheed Benazirabad range|
|Number of Females||75|
|Number of Males||106|
|Aged between 21 and 40 years||91|
|Number of Muslims||130|
|Number of Hindus||42|
|Number of Females||25|
|Number of Males||82|
|Aged between 21 and 40 years||68|
|Number of Females||12|
|Number of Males||36|
|Aged between 21 and 40 years||25|
|Number of Muslims||47|
|Number of Hindus||1|
|Number of Females||2|
|Number of Males||4|
|Aged between 21 and 40 years||3|
|Number of Muslims||5|
|Number of Hindus||1|
According to the study, these were the following methods used by people to end their lives
- Administering poison (drinking pesticides)
- Drowning (jumping into a well)
- Fenestration (jumping from high places)
- Gunshot and sharp blade/knife
Major reasons behind suicide
- Falling socio-economic status
- Marital issues
- Domestic violence
- Addiction to drugs and psychological issues
The study suggested ‘reforms’ to properly analyze and inspect suicide cases reported under Section 174 of the criminal procedure code.
The study also suggested that the government to initiate poverty alleviation programs.
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