Year: 1993 Source: Crisis, v.14, no.1, (1993), p.43-46 SIEC No: 19930364

Suicide pacts in an Indian population were studied through police records of the state of Tamul Nadu. A total of 148 suicide pacts, involving 324 persons were identified. More women died in them than might be expected from general population figures. Social stressors like financial problems & marriage-related issues were the principal causes. The results & their implications are discussed & compared with those obtained in Western & other Eastern countries. (10 refs.)