406 died from suicide since June 2020 in Agra: Police

Police information revealed that 406 individuals died from suicide in Agra since June 2020. The figures give a glimpse of the post-Covid melancholy confronted by the individuals within the metropolis.

The deaths reveal the gravity of post-Covid melancholy in Agra (Representational picture)

The Agra Police information revealed {that a} complete of 406 suicides, together with a number of mass suicides, had been reported in Agra up to now two years. The string of suicides started in June 2020 following the primary leisure of lockdown pointers and continued until the primary week of July 2022.

Over the previous two years, a number of instances of mass suicides have been reported in Agra with many taking the ultimate step as a result of monetary disaster following the Covid lockdown. The primary mass suicide after the lockdown was reported in December 3, 2021, when a person alongside together with his spouse and five-year-old daughter died by suicide in his workplace. The most recent report of a mass suicide occurred in July after a person died by suicide alongside together with his spouse and nine-year-old daughter. The household was dealing with a monetary disaster.

In 2020, there have been a complete of 174 suicides in Agra, whereas in 2021-22, a complete of 232 suicides, together with 143 males, and 89 ladies have been recorded to date.


Senior Psychiatrist Dr KC Gurnani stated that in many of the instances, the deaths had been pushed by melancholy brought on by monetary crises or different social causes. He stated that there’s one other prevalence which is usually termed ‘prolonged suicide’ the place an individual first kills his close to and pricey ones after which dies by suicide himself. In mass suicides, relations normally commit suicide with mutual consent.

Senior doctor Dr SK Kalra stated that always an individual who has suicidal instincts doesn’t observe them by way of after connecting with their close to and pricey ones.

Different consultants stated that the monetary state of affairs of numerous households had been affected by the lockdown, particularly if the one incomes member of the family died from Covid. Whereas some households got monetary help, there are a considerably bigger variety of households whose loss was not recorded by the native administration.

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