After Killing One, Man Commits Suicide in Morigaon, Assam

After Killing One, Man Commits Suicide in Morigaon, Assam

One Sandhiram Boro from Chengmora, Bhuragaon, brutally thrashed one Minaram Basumatary to death with an iron rod and later he hanged himself.

GUWAHATI: In a sensational incident, a man allegedly committed suicide in Morigaon, Assam after he killed another one to death.

According to police, one Sandhiram Boro from Chengmora, Bhuragaon, brutally thrashed one Minaram Basumatary to death with an iron rod and later he hanged himself.

The local police recovered both the bodies of the deceased and sent them to a hospital for post-mortem.

However, the cause of the sensational murder incident is yet to come to light. Police continue the investigation.

In an alarming development altogether 690 people have committed suicide in Assam from 2016 to 2019 due to unemployment, according to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data.

The number of suicide cases for a similar cause (unemployment) is 16 in Meghalaya, 7 in Nagaland, 4 in Manipur, and 2 in Mizoram in the same period (2016-2019). The figures in these NCRB records pertain to data before Covid-19 hit the country and led to further job losses in the last two years.

"The year 2020 was the worst year when the Covid-19 pandemic broke out in the country and the complete lockdown was imposed for several months. Many youths from Assam and the other NE States engaged in jobs in different parts of the country had returned to their homes after losing their jobs. So, the number of suicide cases due to unemployment and loss of jobs must have been doubled by now," a source said.

According to the NCRB report, family problems are responsible for 25.94% of suicides in Assam in 2019 followed by a love affair (15.69%), property dispute (11.77%), marriage related issues (10.21%), unemployment (6.54%), illness (6.6%), failure in examination (4.3 percent) and drug abuse or addiction (3.8%).

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