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Report: 45 students committed suicide per month in 2022

A total of 364 students died from January to August this year

Update : 09 Sep 2022, 11:14 PM

As many as 45 students committed suicide on an average per month this year showing a worrying trend of vulnerable mental condition of Bangladesh’s future generation, says a survey.

From January to August of 2022, a total of 364 students killed themselves, Anchal Foundation said at a press conference on Friday.

Dhaka, the capital, ranks first in terms of suicide. In the last eight months, 25.27% of students committed suicide here.

Suicide rates among primary and high school students are the highest. A total of 194 students, which amounts to 53.3% of school-goers, committed suicide. 

On the other hand, 76 college students died, registering the second place. As many as 50 university students and 44 madrasa students decided to end their lives.

Female students continue to outnumber the males in suicides, accounting for 60.71% of all suicides, or 221 people.

According to the results obtained from the survey, the tendency of suicide is the most noticeable among 13 to 20-year-olds, which is 78.6%.

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