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If a person atempts suicide and escapes, should he / she be punished?

In our society, when a person attempts suicide and fortunately (or unfortunately) survives, he / she is made to go through a more mentally exhausting conviction and punishment.
In my personal opinion, that person has lost the will to live and requires some counselling in order to rebuilt his / her faith in "life". Making them go through the exhaustive judicial process and presenting them as criminals is not a good idea.

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    Apr 21 2012: No, I dont think the person should be punished, he/she already have done it to him/herself by attempting against them.
    I think they should be understood on why they did it, and some counselling should be provided, to prevent another suicide attempt.

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