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661 suicides in Mizoram since 2005: NGO

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AIZAWL, Sept 10 � At least 661 people including 112 women committed suicide in Mizoram since 2005 till date, Dr Zawmsanga Sailo of the Aizawl-based NGO New Life Charity Society (NLCS) said here today.

At a function held in the Pachhunga University College campus here on the occasion of the World Suicide Prevention Day, Sailo said the eldest person to commit suicide was a 82-year-old and the youngest was eight years.

He said an average 73 people committed suicide every year in the State and 63 people, including 19 women committed suicide since January till September 9 this year.

The highest incidence of suicidal death in the State was in 2010 when at least 97 people including nine women committed suicide, he added.� PTI

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661 suicides in Mizoram since 2005: NGO

AIZAWL, Sept 10 � At least 661 people including 112 women committed suicide in Mizoram since 2005 till date, Dr Zawmsanga Sailo of the Aizawl-based NGO New Life Charity Society (NLCS) said here today.

At a function held in the Pachhunga University College campus here on the occasion of the World Suicide Prevention Day, Sailo said the eldest person to commit suicide was a 82-year-old and the youngest was eight years.

He said an average 73 people committed suicide every year in the State and 63 people, including 19 women committed suicide since January till September 9 this year.

The highest incidence of suicidal death in the State was in 2010 when at least 97 people including nine women committed suicide, he added.� PTI