44.25 pc accidental deaths in 2020 were suicides: Thane SDO

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Thane, Feb 2 (PTI) At least 44.25 per cent of 714 accidental death cases reported in the limits of three civic bodies in Maharashtra's Thane district in 2020 were suicides, a report by the sub-divisional officer (SDO) has revealed.

As per a release issued by the SDO's office on Tuesday, there were a total of 714 accidental deaths in the limits of Thane, Navi Mumbai and Mira Bhayandar civic corporations in 2020.

Of these, 316 cases, which is 44.25 per cent, have been identified as suicides, it was stated.

The office is expected to conduct an enquiry into the deaths and issue orders to that effect, the statement read.

The office has directed persons who have knowledge about these deaths to file a complaint so that proper decisions can be taken during the probe, the release said. PTI COR ARU ARU