Suicide

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Suicide (Latin suicidium, from sui caedere, to kill oneself) is the act of terminating one's own life.


A murder-suicide is an act in which an individual kills one or more other persons immediately before, at the same time as, or after killing him or herself.

The combination of murder and suicide can take various forms, including:

* Suicide to facilitate murder, as in suicide bombing
* Suicide after murder to escape punishment
* Suicide after murder as a form of self-punishment due to guilt
* Having a combined objective of suicide and murder
* Considering one's suicide as the main act, but murdering one's children first, to avoid them becoming orphans, to be together in an expected afterlife, in the context of severe depression where the person feels he is sparing his loved ones from a horrible life, or simply just to experience the act
* Joint suicide in the form of killing the other with consent, and then killing oneself
* Punishment - taking revenge on those deemed responsible and escaping the world seen as a terrible place, as in many school shootings
* Some cases of cult suicide may also involve murder. Conversely, many spree killings have ended in suicide.

The motivation for the murder in murder-suicide can be purely criminal in nature or be perceived by the perpetrator as an act of care for loved ones in the context of severe depression. The severely depressed person may see the world as a terrible place and can feel that they are helping those they care about by removing them from it. Thoughts like this are generally regarded as a medical emergency requiring suicide intervention.

Since crime just prior to suicide is often perceived as being without consequences, it is not uncommon for suicide to be linked with homicide. Motivations may range from guilt to evading punishment, insanity, part of a suicide pact, or exacting revenge on those whom they feel are responsible.

A famous example of murder-suicide is the double murder-suicide of professional wrestler Chris Benoit, who was found hanging in his home along with the bodies of his wife and son.

And these days teenagers and people who freaking fail in love they love commiting suicide !! They should know that if they find love it doesn't mean that its the end... LIFE IS TOO LONG AND PRECIOUS TO WASTE IT LIKE THIS !!

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3 Comments

  1. Very Informative :)

    *makes a mental note to read this whenever I thought of suicidium ever ;)*

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  2. Well written ..
    One life is never alone its always linked with umpteen number of people ... and a suicide does not impact just one life , it has a greater impact...
    Seriously i mean even if a person is well "he does not love himself " then what abt the people who would be impacted....

    We all should simply " Love ourselves "

    cheers

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