Year: 2005 Source: BMJ, v.330, no.7491, (12 March 2005), p.602 SIEC No: 20050150

The authors note that the Internet suicide pacts cited in a recent study by S Rajagopal both used a new method, charcoal burning, which was also used in 4 additional pacts and 13 deaths by suicide in 2 months. Possible reasons for the popularity of this method in suicide pacts are discussed.