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Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine
Year : 2009, Volume : 31, Issue : 2
First page : ( 118) Last page : ( 121)
Print ISSN : 0971-0973.

Suicides in Kolkata metro railway

Roychowdhury U.B.1,*Associate Professor, Pal M.2Assistant Professor, Sukul B.3Associate Professor

1Dept. of Forensic and State Medicine, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata-700 020, (W.B.).

2Dept. of Pathology, Midnapore Medical College, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal.

3Dept. of Forensic and State Medicine, N.R.S. Medical College, Kolkata.

*Corresponding Author: E-mail: udayfsm@yahoo.co.in

Abstract

To understand the characteristics of persons who commit suicide in Kolkata Metro Railway and the nature of events leading to their suicide, a retrospective study was conducted on the victims of suicide in Kolkata Metro Railway. Highest incidence was found in the age group of 35–40 yrs (13 deaths). Office workers constituted 27.5% of all suicides and mental illness was found in 8.6% of the victims. Possible prevention strategies include modification of Metro environment and changing public conceptions of Metro suicides.

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Key words

Suicide, metro railway.

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