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115 daily wagers, 43 salaried people died by suicide each day in 2021: Govt

The number of housewives who killed themselves last year was a staggering 23,179, meaning at least 63 housewives died every day in the country, the data showed

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BS Web Team New Delhi
The government on Tuesday informed Lok Sabha that at least 115 daily wage earners and more than 43 salaried people died by suicide every day in the country in 2021. While it did not assign any particular reason, it nonetheless painted a grim picture of the possible social and economic stress among the people, exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a written reply to a question, Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai shared NCRB data that detailed the number of suicides profession-wise in 2021. The data showed about 164,000 people died by suicide last year. Of them, daily wage

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First Published: Dec 20 2022 | 10:04 PM IST

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