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26,500 students committed suicide in 2014-16: Govt tells RS

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Almost 26,500 students committed suicide in the country between 2014 and 2016, the was informed today.

of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said 9,474 students took their lives in 2016, 8,934 students in 2015 and 8,068 in 2014.

In 2016, the highest number of student suicides (1,350) took place in Maharashtra, followed by (1,147), (981) and (838), Ahir said replying to a written question.

witnessed 1,230 such suicides in 2015, and Tamil Nadu, 955. In the same year, 730 students took their lives in and 676 in West Bengal, he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 16:35 IST
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