A 25-year-old woman committed suicide by jumping out the window of a building in Malwani, Mumbai. Arpita Tiwari jumped out of the window of her boyfriend’s flat sometime between 4.30 am and 8.30 am on Monday (Dec 11). She was rushed to a hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

The police have said that she didn’t leave any suicide note and are investigating why she committed suicide. They have said that she went partying with her boyfriend and other close friends on Sunday night, the night before she took her own life.

“In the early hours of Monday, she had a long conversation with her boyfriend after which she went to the bathroom and locked herself in. When she did not come out for a long time, her friends broke into the bathroom and found that she had jumped out of the window,” said the officer. 

More women in India attempt suicide than men

In India, the number of women who attempt suicide is nearly three times the amount of men who commit suicide. The number of housewives who have taken their lives is approximately twice the number of farmers who take their own lives. On an average, there are 11 suicides for every 100,000 people. There are different reasons for this. Women are often suppressed — even if they are earning, they are not making decisions. A woman attempts suicide, often as a cry for help, psychiatrist Dr Anjali Chhabria tells SheThePeople.TV.

Psychologist Anna Chandy also speaks about how she sees a lot of women coming to see her. Socially, they are modern, but they struggle with day to day issues. In a context like India, a girl sees the world through relationships right from birth. We don’t see ourselves as separate from the group, she tells SheThePeople.TV.

If you know someone who has expressed suicidal thoughts, do not be afraid to reach out for help.

Also Read: Dr Anjali Chhabria Talks About How To Prevent Suicide

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