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Around 63 housewives committed suicide every day in 2018: NCRB data

Since 2001, more than 20,000 housewives have committed suicide every year in India

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Thirty six-year-old Shivani (name changed) had been married for 16 years. From the early years of the marriage, she had been depressed because her husband and his family ill-treated her and confined her to their house in Rohtak, Shivani said. Her husband would insult her for being overweight and falling sick often.

In August 2017, Shivani took an overdose of sleeping pills in a bid to kill herself. Shivani’s mother-in-law found her unconscious with an empty pack of sleeping pills and called her brother. She was admitted to the intensive care unit of a nearby hospital, where the ...

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First Published: Sun, March 01 2020. 21:01 IST
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