For the very first time, a study over the death cases in India was conducted and the results have already been published in the journal the Lancet. The British Medical journal has pointed out that in the coming times suicide would become one of the leading cause of death among the youth in India.
The figures revealed by the study show that in 2010 a large number of suicide cases in the southern regions of India that includes Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka were registered. Similarly, Maharashtra and West Bengal also reported a rise in the suicide rates in the same year.
However, the national capital of the country reported the lowest suicide rate. The researchers who have been involved in the study are of the view that in the coming years, suicide would lead to a majority of death cases in the country.
Therefore, the need of the hour is to find ways by which the youth could be prevented from committing suicide. During the study, it further came to light that well educated people are at a higher risk of committing suicide. The study was led by Prof. Patel who informed that national strategy for dealing with suicide is weak in India.