SRINAGAR (SANA): At least 34 Indian army men committed suicide in restive Kashmir last year, an Indian army spokesman said.
Indian army’s spokesman, Col D K Kachari said that 34 cases of suicide and a single case of fratricide killing has taken place in 2008 in Kashmir. He said that there has been a slight decline in such incidents. “In 2005, 44 cases of suicide and 10 cases of fratricide were reported in the army,” he said.
He said that the concrete steps have been initiated to identify the causes. “The major causes of these deaths are on account of martial discord, domestic reasons, medical problems, failed love affairs and organizational reasons,” he said.
He said that the army has taken several measures including training of counselors to check the suicide among its men and officers. “A total of 1,200 individuals have been trained and deployed to counsel the soldiers,” he said.
Claiming that the suicide incidents among the men in uniform are witnessing a downward trend, he said a constant effort is being made towards creating a healthy and happy working environment and development of camaraderie.
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