The government is in the process of doing away with Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code, under which anyone who attempts suicide can be punished with a jail term of up to one year and a fine.
A look at suicide figures of 2013.
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21.6 is the percentage by which the number of suicides increased since 2003, when 1,10,851 people killed themselves.
SUICIDE BY AGE AND GENDER
According to police, the woman executive was allegedly raped by 32-year-old Yadav on the night of December 5, 2014.