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Five suicides in four days, Malout residents worried

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Tribune News Service

Malout (Muktsar), July 4

The recent spurt in suicides has left residents of Malout subdivision worried. In just four days, five persons have taken the extreme step. Three of them were youths.

Notably, on July 1, a married man and a girl belonging to Kheowali village had allegedly consumed a poisonous substance. Their bodies were recovered from fields near Kheowali and Lambi villages. Sources said they took the extreme step as they couldn’t get married.

On July 2, two local youths allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance. One of the youths, identified as Tushar Bathla of Krishna Nagar, was allegedly upset due to misbehaviour by some financiers. Similarly, Rohit Sharma of ward number 7, who was an assistant of an advocate, also allegedly consumed some poisonous substance due to stress.

On July 4, Gagandeep Bhateja, a resident of Sarabha Nagar allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself with a ceiling fan at his residence. Sources said he was in depression.

The police have started inquest proceedings in all the cases under Section 174 of the CrPC. Some social activists said keeping in view the rising suicide figures, the district administration and Health Department staff should start a drive to educate people on mental well-being.

from The Tribune

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