36 suicides in CAPF in 2019, 433 in six years: NCRB

New Delhi, September 2

Thirty-six safety personnel underneath the command of the Union Home Ministry died by suicide in 2019, taking the variety of such circumstances to 433 in six years, in line with the most recent National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) information.

Of the 433 suicide deaths among the many Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) personnel through the six-year interval, the least (28) variety of circumstances was reported in 2018 and the utmost (175) in 2014, the information confirmed.

The quantity stood at 60 in 2017, 74 in 2016 and 60 in 2015, the NCRB information for the respective yr confirmed.

The CAPF refers to seven central safety forces of the nation underneath the executive management of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

It consists the Border Security Force (BSF), the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), moreover the Assam Rifles (AR) and the National Security Guard (NSG).

As on January 1, 2019, the CAPF had an precise power of 9,23,800 personnel, who play an important position in guarding the borders and aiding the Centre and state governments in sustaining inside safety and in curbing different unlawful or illegal actions, the NCRB said.

However, the NCRB information didn’t give a force-wise break up of suicide circumstances inside the CAPF.

A complete of 36 CAPF personnel killed themselves throughout 2019, with 14 of them (38.9 per cent) resulting from “family problems” and three resulting from “service-related issues”, the NCRB, which additionally features underneath the Union Home Ministry, said.

The cause for suicide was “not known” in eight circumstances, whereas it was “other causes” in 9. “Fall in social reputation” and “marriage-related issues” led to 1 suicide every through the yr, the information data. As per state and UT-wise sample, 5 suicides had been reported in Rajasthan adopted by Tamil Nadu (4) and Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Nagaland, Tripura & Delhi UT (three every) throughout 2019, the information said.

These eight states collectively accounted for 75 per cent (27 out of 36) of whole suicides in CAPFs within the nation. Out of 5 suicides reported in Rajasthan, 4 had been resulting from “family problems”, it added. PTI 

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