A physiotherapist at AIIMS here hanged herself to death on Saturday, police said. Neeru Soni (42) sat with her husband and two children for some time after returning home from work in the afternoon and then headed to her room, they said.
When her kids went to look for her, they found her hanging with the ceiling fan, they said, adding she was rushed to the hospital’s emergency room and died during treatment.
A temporary employee at city’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Soni lived with her husband, Punit Sethia, who is a doctor in the forensic department of the hospital.
The reason behind the extreme step has not been ascertained yet, police said, adding no suicide note was found from her possession. The investigators suspect that she might have been disturbed about something at work.
Pooja Priyamvada, Columnist /Author said, “Every 40 seconds, someone, somewhere in the world, dies by suicide. Close to 8,00,000 people die due to suicide every year. Suicide is a global phenomenon and occurs throughout the lifespan. There are indications that for each adult who died by suicide there may have been more than 20 others attempting suicide.”
Suicide is when people direct violence at themselves with the intent to end their lives, and they die because of their actions. It’s best to avoid the use of terms like “committing suicide” or a “successful suicide” when referring to a death by suicide as these terms often carry negative connotations.
A suicide attempt is when people harm themselves with the intent to end their lives, but they do not die because of their actions.
For people with severe depression, it is not uncommon to think about suicide. Suicide often stems from a deep feeling of hopelessness. The inability to see solutions to problems or to cope with challenging life circumstances may lead people to see suicide as the only option to what is really a temporary situation. What must be re-asserted:
- Suicides are preventable.
- It is okay to talk about suicide.
- Asking about suicide does not provoke the act of suicide. It often reduces anxiety and helps people feel understood.
However, the coronavirus pandemic has created an emotional and psychological impact on each of our lives and this leads to feelings of hopelessness and thoughts about suicide. The incidents of suicides being committed due to the fear of being infected with the virus have highlighted the mental suffering that the pandemic has created on society.