Friday, 7 October, 2022

Topic: suicide

Final year MBBS student at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital found hanging in hostel room

The student was taken to the emergency department of the hospital where she was declared dead on arrival. A handwritten suicide note was found in the diary of the deceased.

Murder or suicide — family, police make contradictory claims about Rajasthan woman’s burning

While 32-year-old Anita Devi's husband & in-laws have claimed she was 'burnt alive' by members of their extended family, police have arrested seven people for 'abetment to suicide'.

‘Property, threats, missing video’ — why a BJP MLA is at centre of Dalit priest’s ‘suicide’ in Jalore

Dalit priest Sant Ravinath was found hanging from a tree in Rajasthan’s Jalore last week, leading to clamour for arrest of BJP MLA Puraram Choudhary, named in ‘suicide note’.

Uma Maheshwari, daughter of TDP founder NT Rama Rao, dies by suicide in Hyderabad

Youngest among Rama Rao's 12 children, her body has been shifted to a local government hospital for post-mortem.

MP student found dead on tracks ‘took loan from 15 apps, was threatened over dues’, police claim

Nishank Rathore was using ‘Chinese loan apps’, police say, adding that evidence suggests he sent ‘beheading warning’ post and message himself.

‘Beheading warning, crypto debt, body cut’: Suicide theory cuts no ice with Bhopal student family

Nishank Rathore, 20, was found dead on railway tracks soon after a post about 'beheading' as punishment for insulting Prophet appeared on his Instagram profile. Police deny foul play.

Not Pakistan or China, India needs a ‘surgical strike’ on a new threat—military suicide

Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt said there had been 819 military suicides over the last five years. India's losing its most important asset.

Indore man who jumped in front of train suspected wife had ‘affair’, wanted DNA test of children

Purported video of Rajesh Patel has gone viral on social media since his death by alleged suicide, in which he appears to blame his wife for his end. No abetment to suicide FIR registered yet.

‘No enmity, no debt, so what gave?’ Punjab AAP worker’s family grapples for clues after suicide

Ajaypal Singh Gill, 62, was found hanging days after he was made chair of Machhiwara Agricultural Co-operative Development Bank. Police say he left behind no suicide note.

Size, type of wound, bullet’s direction — Kartik Popli’s autopsy report suggests suicide

A panel of doctors who carried out the post-mortem of Kartik Popli, son of arrested IAS officer Sanjay Popli, ruled out ‘murder’, said wound was ‘self-inflicted’.

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Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.