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WHO'S LEGALLY LIABLE WHEN SOMEONE COMMITS SUICIDE? IS ACADEMIC PRESSURE DRIVING KIDS TO SUICIDE?

 
 
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WHO'S LEGALLY LIABLE WHEN SOMEONE COMMITS SUICIDE? IS ACADEMIC PRESSURE DRIVING KIDS TO SUICIDE?
by System Administrator - Sunday, 7 August 2016, 6:39 PM
 

By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru: Who's to blame? Parents, schools, peers or the children themselves? for kids suicides. Reportedly In a country in which the education system has always been academic-driven, children and parents alike find no solace, as getting into the best institutions requires almost superhuman levels of knowledge and competitive spirit. The cut-off percentages for most academic streams are in the high 90s and getting there requires a lot of work on the part of students, schools and parents. Most urban youngsters today , though, are from nuclear families and grow up in cocooned environ ments -protected from all the harsh realities of life and assured of financial security by their very hard-working parents which, according to experts, raises a generation that lacks simple life skills.

Reportedly Government police officer knows the IPC and Criminal procedure code beter then other anybody else .An police officer who need to prevent the suicides he himself cannot commit sucide but it is repoted that many police officers have reportedly committed sucide under pressure of work..If he had feeling that he was supposed to get he ld have gone for legal remedy and not suicide . Government officers responsible for promotions cannot be held for abetment of suicide if the officer not promoted for legal reasons..Reportedly in the US, it's unlikely that you would be jailed just for someone leaving your name in a suicide note or a video statement before death.  It is pertinent to note that such statement connoy be taken as dying statement as it has to be reorded before the magistrate before dying or on deat bed . You might, however, be questioned by the police or subject to some form of investigation if you did something that prompted the person to kill themselves, and if you did something illegal that did so, you might be arrested for that.But just for being named?  Highly unlikely. In a state that has the dubious distinction of topping the suicide chart in the country, this court order makes a lot of sense. Taking the wind out of "incriminating suicide notes" naming specific people as responsible, the Madras high court has said mere abuses or a casual remark or words uttered in a fit of anger could not be termed as "abetment" and people named cannot be arrested and jailed. Justice Devadass said merely because a person has been named in a suicide note, courts should not immediately jump to the conclusion that he is an offender. "If a person makes an ordinary joke or a casual remark in routine course of ordinary life, and then if the victim commits suicide, that will not attract abetment charges under Section 306 of the IPC," he said."Simple abuses are not sufficient to provoke a person to commit suicide. If a debtor commits suicide simply because the lender has demanded repayment of his money, the creditor cannot be said to have abetted the suicide. Mere reprimanding does not amount to instigation. Words stated in a fit of anger will not amount to abetment. Casual remark of husband towards his wife in the ordinary course of life will not amount to abetment to commit suicide," he said. What, then, will attract the instigation charges? Justice Devadass said: "The offence of abetment requires 'mens rea' (guilty mind). There must be intentional doing/aiding or goading the commission of suicide by another."Section 306 in The Indian Penal Code:306. Abetment of suicide.--If any person commits suicide, whoever abets the commission of such suicide, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

According to reports , The spate of suicides, and attempts to commit suicide, among police officers, the constabulary and bureaucrats has been attributed by former senior bureaucrats and police officers to the extreme politicization of transfers.After suicides by DSPs Kallappa Handibag and MK Ganapathi, resignation by DSP Anupama Shenoy, attempts to end their lives by a sub-inspector, Roopa Tembad and KAS officer E Vijaya, reportedlyincreased political patronage based on caste, creed, community and money has come to the fore. It has led to a rather vicious atmosphere in the Karnataka bureaucracy and police department. "Every officer in the government faces pressure from superiors. Politicians, too, face pressure from their party and people. But only the weak-minded take such a cowardly step. If they are so weak in their mind, let them quit. Public office or government service is not the be-all and end-all. There are success stories of government offic ers who quit their jobs due to pressure and have done well in the private sphere. Suicide is no answer," At the other end, IAS, IPS, KAS and KSPS associations too don't have a grievance redressal system for fellow colleagues and bureaucrats."Officers' associations should make an effort by having designated people to help their fellow colleagues air their grievances,"