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Ankit Sethi

Design Engineer, Amtek Defence Technologies Limited

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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: What kind of punishment are you talking about? Is it based on legal or religious issues? Does it lead to remedial actions? Does the process lessen the tendency for suicide in any way? Do you understand the mindset behind the process? You have sparked my curiosity as to why a society would respond in this manner.

    Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Anyone who attempts suicide is suffering in some way and seeks to end that suffering. Often they don't consider how others will be affected, and probably don't feel they will be missed or that the world will be better off without them. Keeping people from suicide should be focused on giving them a will to live and providing them with an outlet for feelings of suffering or self mortification. Does your country provide any such programs?
    • Apr 22 2012: We are talking strictly in legal terms. Not much of a religious person..

      No my country does not have any such programs in place..!

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