Adding to city’s reputation of being a suicide hub, five persons, including an orphaned teenager and a young mother, ended their lives in separate incidents in the city since Sunday.
A 15-year-old girl, whose parents had died, committed suicide by hanging at the Avvai Home in Besant Nagar early on Monday. C Saranya, a class IX student, was unhappy about restrictions imposed on visiting her grandmother and guardian.
Meanwhile, a man who was aged around 35 years ended his life by jumping into Adyar around noon on Monday. His identity is yet to be ascertained.
On Sunday, Sarika (24), a resident of Arumbakkam hanged herself following a tiff with her husband over celebrating their son’s first birthday next month. Her husband reportedly told her that he did not want her family to attend the celebrations.
In another suicide, Aditya Maniraj (17), a first-year BE student slashed his wrists and hanged himself at his house in Palavakkam after sending an SMS to his girlfriend that he would not disturb her any longer.
In Vyasarpadi, a 27-year-old van driver, who was an alcoholic, hanged himself following a quarrel with his wife on Sunday.