A 32-year-old man from Nagercoil in Tamil Nadu, who was newly recruited as an assistant manager of a nationalised bank in Mumbai, died by suicide on Friday, allegedly to “fulfil a prayer”. The police said that in a note that was recovered from his pocket, the engineering graduate, identified as S Naveen, said that he was trying to secure a government job for years and that as a "final sacrifice", he had “promised” to give up his life to god if he succeeded.
The incident took place near a railway station near Putheri in Kanniyakumari district during the wee hours of Friday night. According to reports, Naveen had joined the bank as its assistant manager only 15 days ago. A day before his death, he arrived at Thiruvananthapuram from Mumbai by flight. From Kerala, he had taken a train to his native.
Naveen’s body was taken to Kanniyakumari Government Medical College Hospital in Asaripallam for a post-mortem examination. His relatives at Erumbukadu near Nagercoil were informed about the incident. The Nagercoil police have registered a case under Section 174 (suicide) of the CrPC (Code of Criminal Procedure) and further investigation is underway.
If you are aware of anyone facing mental health issues or feeling suicidal, please provide help. Here are some helpline numbers of suicide-prevention organisations that can offer emotional suppport to individuals and families.
State health department's suicide helpline: 104
Sneha Suicide Prevention Centre - 044-24640050 (listed as the sole suicide prevention helpline in Tamil Nadu)
Life Suicide Prevention: 78930 78930
Roshni: 9166202000, 9127848584
Sahai (24-hour): 080 65000111, 080 65000222
Maithri: 0484 2540530
Chaithram: 0484 2361161
Both are 24-hour helpline numbers.
State government's suicide prevention (tollfree): 104
Roshni: 040 66202000, 6620200
SEVA: 09441778290, 040 27504682 (between 9 amd and 7 pm)
Aasara offers support to inidviduals and families during an emotional crisis, for those dealing with mental health issues and suicidal ideation, and to those undergoing trauma after the suicide of a loved one.
24x7 Helpline: 9820466726