The number of suicides recorded in Jharkhand came down by 35.8% in 2016, highest in the country, according to a report by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB).
Jharkhand registered 835 suicides in 2016 compared to 1,300 in 2015, according to the report on Accidental Death and Suicides in India 2016, which was released on December 30 last year.
Professional and career problems were the major causes of the suicides in the state, claiming 151 lives. At least 85 people killed themselves due to unemployment and 93 students took the extreme step due to failure in exams.
Personal relations were also a major cause for suicides with 63 persons killing themselves due to marital problems, 22 due to non-settlement of their marriages, 41 due to extra marital affairs and 45 because of love affairs.
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