A 37-year-old scientific officer from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) allegedly died by suicide on Thursday. He hanged himself to the ceiling fan using a towel.
Trombay police in Mumbai have registered a case of accidental death and said that the incident took place at Anu Shakti Nagar, a residential complex meant for BARC employees.
According to senior inspector Siddeshwar Gove, the deceased, identified as Anuj Tripathi, had a quarrel with his wife Saroj on Thursday around 9.30am over their children’s food. No suicide note has been found. The officer added,
Since the incident took place soon after the fight, we believe that it must be the reason for him to end his life.
Around 10.53am, Tripathi hanged himself to the ceiling fan using a towel, the police said.
Tripathi was rushed to the BARC hospital with the help of his neighbours and was pronounced dead before admission.
Nearly 1 lakh men die by suicide every year in India and as per 2019 NCRB Suicide records, top reason for male suicide in India remains domestic and family problems. Yet, as a country, we fail to recognise the need for a Men’s Commission. Men undergoing marital problems do not have any official forum where they can emote and express themselves, alike National Commission for Women (NCW).
More often, if men even hint at undergoing abuse and trauma at home, society either asks him to continue since he is the man of the house or most often mocks him as someone being dominated by his wife.
Suicide Prevention Contact Details:
Men in distress due to family problems and threats of false cases can contact either of the NGOs listed here: Men Welfare Trust, MyNation Hope Foundation, Save Indian Family Foundation, Vaastav Foundation
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