Offence Of Attempt Of Suicide

Why Is "attempt of Suicide" A Crime In India?

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  • Sector-1, Noida
Attempt to commit suicide has always been a controversial crime in India. One of the major social problems in India is that of dowry, and torture of spouses for dowry. Despite how much we have progressed as a society, families still make demands for dowry, and will torture the woman if dowry isn't given adequately. This drives a woman to commit suicide, and it would extremely unjust if the family members responsible for egging her into commit suicide were let off scot free just because they didn't directly kill her. If a person were to be abused in such fashion as to drive him or her to commit suicide, justice would not be served if the ones who drove him or her to suicide were not punished for the same. This is why it's important to have abetment of suicide as an offence.

Answered on 28 Sep 2018

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