The COVID-19-induced lockdown was a depressing time for many individuals, especially for the ones stuck at home all alone and also for the ones who had lost their jobs or a source of income. That was a time, which saw a spike in suicide rates. However, the situation has not much changed since.
The Gautam Budh Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh witnessed seven suicides in the past 24 hours, which included a software engineer, a housewife, a 20-year-old girl, among four others.
Among the dead was software engineer Tabrez Khan, aged 45 years, who lived in Ajnara Heritage Society, located in the Sector-39 police station area. He hanged himself from the fan of his house. He worked in a Gurugram-based company. He had recently prepared a project for his company, which was rejected and due to this, he was under a lot of stress.
Parthavi Chandra, a 20-year-old girl who lived in Noida Sector 119’s Aldico Invitation Society, hanged herself from the ceiling fan on Monday night. She died in the hospital during treatment.
In another incident, Bhima (28) of the Loharli village in Thana Dadri area, committed suicide. Dharmendra Mishra (40), residing in the Baraula village of Thana Sector-49 area, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan. He allegedly couldn’t cope with the extreme mental stress he was in.
In yet another case, a 40-year-old woman, Geeta Devi, who lived in the Wajidpur village also committed suicide on Monday night. Prakash Haldar (30), who lived in the police station Sector-20 area, also died by suicide.
In the seventh case, a man named Satpal, who lived in Sector 49, killed himself allegedly due to mental stress.