Yes, you read it right. My list contains details of shocking sorrowful suicides of 11 and 12-year-old Children in India. Reasons for such suicides are minor. With a little bit of reasoning and guidance from elders, their lives could have been saved. In most cases, elders could not sync with their minors and could not bring down their level of thinking to the level of these Children.
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As a result, a momentary disillusionment on the part of these Children has resulted in tragically taking their own lives. Some incidents make you dumbstruck how they come to know to use such methods at such a small age. Based on these incidents, I always take my 12-year-old Son’s utterances seriously.
Whether it is a small issue or a big issue, I think it is best to give him attention, instead of carelessly shrugging his issue off. Almost all times, the causes will appear trivial to adults.
But for Children, these causes could mean the difference between life and death. When Children come to us for queries, spending a few minutes talking to them can make them see the better side. After all, for parents, their Children are their most valuable wealth.
1. Refused touch screen mobile, 11-year-old commits suicide
A 11-year-old boy committed suicide hanging from Ceiling fan in his room. He had seen his friend had brought a touch screen mobile to School. After returning home, he asked his parents to buy him a touch screen mobile. His parents flatly refused. His mother even said he will never get one. This had dejected the boy. He committed suicide within hours.
2. Suicide for scolding by parents for watching TV
A 9-year-old boy committed suicide hanging himself. He had gone to neighbor’s house to watch Cartoon TV. On his return, his parents scolded him that he was watching TV too much and to concentrate on his studies more. The boy got upset, locked himself up in a room and hung himself. Children at their age watch Cartoon TV naturally. Nothing wrong. Too much pampering or too much control is detrimental to your Child.
3. Suicide of 10-year-old boy for scolding by teacher and parents:
A 10-year-old boy committed suicide setting him ablaze. He apparently gave 2 reasons for his act in his dying declaration. His School teacher had scolded him for not doing his homework properly. Feeling humiliated, he took to this extreme step. Second reason he had told was that his parents were pressuring him to go to School while he wanted to skip School for one day. Feeling frustrated, he had decided to die.
4. 12-year-old boy commits suicide after hearing news of actor’s death:
A 12-year-old boy committed suicide after hearing about the death of his favorite Hindi actor Jiah Khan. Coming to know about the actor’s death, he purchased DVDs of movies of the actor, kept on watching them in Television repeatedly in his house and even asked his mother why the actor had died. His mother had convinced him to move on and that such things happen. But still unable to bear the actor’s death, the boy had hang himself from the ceiling fan in his room.
5. Depressed 12-year-old girl commits suicide:
A 12-year-old girl studying 7th Standard committed suicide hanging herself at her residence. Both her parents were Government employees. She was suffering from loneliness, and had even conveyed about her loneliness to her parents and her teachers. Apparently she was not taken seriously. The girl got into depression and committed the unfortunate suicide.
6. 11-year-old girl suicide due to humiliation in front of her Schoolmates:
A 11-year-old girl committed suicide jumping from the roof of her School building. She was scolded by her Teacher who caught her for cheating in exam. Her Teacher asked her to write the paper fresh again. After the reprimand, she went to the roof of the 5 storey building, and jumped. She was unable to bear the humiliation. She was the only Child of her parents.