4 Indian students commit suicide by jumping in front of train
Four friends in northern India anxious over their job prospects jumped in front of a train on Thursday in an apparent suicide pact, police said.
Three died at the scene in Rajasthan while a fourth succumbed to his injuries in hospital, state police told AFP.
Eyewitnesses said the students, aged between 17 and 24, were anxious about jobs and upcoming exams before they hurled themselves in front on the moving carriages in Alwar.
“The probe will reveal the actual reason of the suicide. An eyewitness has said that the boys were worried about jobs,” a Rajasthan police official told AFP.
In September, more than 23,000 jobseekers in Rajasthan applied for just five entry-level government jobs requiring menial office work.
India boasts Asia's third-largest economy but concerns about job growth, especially for its huge youth population, have been on the rise ahead of next year's general election.
Suicide is also a major problem in the South Asian nation of 1.25 billion, especially among students.
India has some of the highest suicide rates in the world and in 2015 nearly 9,000 students took their own lives, official figures show
Mir Jehan Zeb,MD
Very sad. You should take care in not putting too much pressure on your children to perform
Suicide in group; sounds fishy. Hopefully we will be able to see report of investigations
sad to read about such termination of life.
That’s sad. Complete chaos in world largest democracy
Very SAD. RIP !!!