Far More Indians Kill Themselves Than Previously Assumed

September 20, 2018

(The Economist) – Police say the deaths were a mass suicide, most likely prompted by occult beliefs. Yet, strange though the incident appeared, the Chundawats’ death was only one of numerous collective suicides across India this summer. In July in the state of Jharkhand alone, two families killed themselves, driven by the more prosaic motive of despair over debt. Suicide is often seen as a rich-world problem, but is all too common in India.

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