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Girl,12, tries to slow poison self with salt

DNMUM407732 | 2/14/2018 | Author : Anagha Sawant | WC :184



Salt, a basic human taste, is essential for life in general. But for a 12-year-old girl from Byculla salt was a means to ‘kill’ herself. And how: her mother was surprised to find salt in her school bag, pockets, compass box and in toys. Evidently, she was puzzled, and wanted to know the reason.
When the schoolkid was counselled by a psychiatrist, she revealed that she wanted to kill herself by consuming as much salt as possible. According to the psychiatrist, doctors suspected her to be depressed and conducted a few tests. During one such test they found her to be in depression and thinking of death.
Dr Manasi Jain, a consultant psychiatrist, said, “The girl misunderstood a health advisory on TV which said excessive consumption of
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