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New age pressure leads to suicide

Asian Age Uma Devarajan | Hyderabad

Family suicide pacts seem to have become a new but dangerous trend. Three women from a family at LB Nagar in Hyderabad died and the fourth is battling for her life after they all consumed pesticide a couple of days ago. Another family from Karimnagar also made a similar pact, ostensibly due to harassment of their teenage daughter by eve-teasers. The mother and daughter died after ingesting poison, while the father is undergoing treatment. Bangalore newspapers reported a family suicide case too.

Family suicide pacts seem to have become a new but dangerous trend. Three women from a family at LB Nagar in Hyderabad died and the fourth is battling for her life after they all consumed pesticide a couple of days ago.....

Why are families becoming so desperate? Delhi-based psychotherapist Suneel Vatsyayan says, "We are a society in transition, particularly in metro or semi-urban areas. These changes are so fast that there is a contradiction between the va…