September 30, 2012
Cell phones blamed for rising suicides in Indian Border Security Force
Mobile phones are to blame for rising suicides in the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) as it lets the troopers know about problems in their families, at times causing intense depression, an officer said Sunday. nvNews reports.
Till August, 15 BSF personnel have committed suicide in the eastern theatre. Depression is the major reason. In a sense, the telecommunication boom can be blamed for the suicides,” he said.
“You can’t worry about something you don’t know. That is what used to happen earlier when letters would take weeks to reach them. But with the advent of mobile they are now instantly aware of problems back home.”
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