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The causes of suicide and Impact of society in Bangladesh

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Political Science, National University, Dhaka, Gazipur -1704, Bangladesh

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 5, Issue (3), Pages 25-35, March,14 (2016)


Suicide is now a frequent event in Bangladesh. It is considered to be a deviant behavior. According to the latest WHO data published in April 2012 suicide deaths in Bangladesh reached 19,697 or 2.06 percent of total deaths. The age adjusted death rate is 13.52 per 1,00,000 of population ranks Bangladesh is 38th in the world. Among the top 20 causes of death Bangladesh suicide number is 17. So it is considered a key problem in recent times. That\\\'s why my study is about suicide. In my study I try to identify the causes of suicide, impact of suicide on family and members, where the rate of suicide is high, what ages people commit suicide etc. And I observed that the rate of suicide is high among the teenagers. And maximum people commit suicide because of frustration. Now-a-days the picture high occupational mobility, high dream and hope for better life is leading to high rate of suicidal deaths. In present time suicidal gesture, at temple to commit suicide are seen in the community. In the period of 2004-2008 total 98 autopsies performed among then 59 were found as suicidal deaths in medical college and hospital. Among them 18 cases ended their life by poisoning, rest of those are as follows-Train-Run over (5), Hanging (15), Drowning (7), Alcohol (2), Burn (4), Celphos Poisoning (1), Insecticides Poisoning (7).


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